March Program

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Saturday , March 10th, 2018

1:00 PM

Bolton Hall Museum

Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge

Refreshments after the performance


Everyone is Welcome

Free Admission

Suggested Donation: $3 per person

King Carlos III established the Pueblo of Los Angeles in 1781.  This statue stands in the plaza of the historic pueblo.

The History of Early Los Angeles

The presentation traces the history of Los Angeles from its founding  as a pueblo of 44 people in 1781 through California’s statehood in 1850. We also cover the factors that allowed the pueblo of 1500 people at the time of statehood to become the metropolis of over 4 million that Los Angeles is today.


The presenters are Bruce Phillips, EdD, and Katy Phillips, MS. Both are native Californians. Bruce has lived in Los Angeles County his entire life, while Katy grew up on a ranch in Imperial Valley. Both are retired educators. They reside in Covina; have three grown children and seven grandchildren. Bruce and Katy are members of Los Angelitas del Pueblo; a group of volunteers who lead tours of the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Olvera Street is part of the pueblo). In its 50-year history, Las Angelitas del Pueblo has given tours to 900,000 people. Bruce is the Immediate Past-president, and Katy served on the board most recently as Director of Education.