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San Francisco Corral - Westerners International

September 2018

Volume 15

Number 7

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for

1968 in San Francisco

1968 In San Francisco

Many events—good, bad, and “unrated” — occurred during the unusual year 1968. It was a time of great unrest and of new ways of seeing things. Lorri Ungaretti will point out some of the many ways this year was unique in San Francisco. She will talk about the Vietnam War, social unrest, assassinations, sports, music, and more. This is not a critical interpretation of 1968, but merely a chronicle of the many events that affected us locally during that year.

Lorri Ungaretti serves as an editor for the publications issued by the San Francisco History Association and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. Lorri has authored several books about the history of San Francisco’s Sunset and Richmond Districts.

1968 In San Francisco

Many events—good, bad, and “unrated” — occurred during the unusual year 1968. It was a time of great unrest and of new ways of seeing things. Lorri Ungaretti will point out some of the many ways this year was unique in San Francisco. She will talk about the Vietnam War, social unrest, assassinations, sports, music, and more. This is not a critical interpretation of 1968, but merely a chronicle of the many events that affected us locally during that year.

Lorri Ungaretti serves as an editor for the publications issued by the San Francisco History Association and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. Lorri has authored several books about the history of San Francisco’s Sunset and Richmond Districts.

Fior d'Italia
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco
(map)

The restaurant provides us with a private room and valet parking. We gather at 5:30 p.m. Dinner seating begins at 6:15 p.m. A three course selection is available for dinner at the cost of $43.00. Please note change in price.

R.S.V.P. - Please send checks and dinner reservations by September 21, 2018 to: Judy Van Austen, KOC, 1789 Northwood Court, Oakland, CA 94611. See S. F. Westerners Posse below for full contact information; you can contact Judy by email or phone to reserve a seat.

We Need Books!

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Round-up! Donations of books, ephemera and other
Western-themed memorabilia are needed for our
monthly raffle! Your donations will be much appreciated!

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Round-up! Donations of books, ephemera and other
Western-themed memorabilia are needed for our
monthly raffle! Your donations will be much appreciated!


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Janis Joplin in her Lyon Street apartment.

Janis Joplin in her Lyon Street apartment.

Bobby Kennedy on a cable car during his campaign for President.

Bobby Kennedy on a cable car during his campaign for President.

San Francisco’s own rock band: The Jefferson Airplane.

San Francisco’s own rock band: The Jefferson Airplane.

The student-led strike at San Francisco State University.

The student-led strike at San Francisco State University.

GIs protest against the Vietnam War.

GIs protest against the Vietnam War.

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in the Haight Ashbury.

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in the Haight Ashbury.

Noteworthy Events

Mechanics' Institute

The Mechanics’ Institute – Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. Book Talk – The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation. Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and scholar Miriam Pawel weaves a narrative history that spans four generations, from August Schuckman, the Prussian immigrant who settled on a northern California ranch in the 1850s, to his great-grandson Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead one hundred forty years later and twice served as California governor. Through the tale of their lives, we gain an essential understanding of California – an appreciation of the state’s history and the importance of the fifth largest economy in the world. Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco. Free for members of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, the Mechanics’ Institute, and the California Historical Society; $15 for the public. www.milibrary.org.


San Francisco Civil War Round Table

San Francisco Civil War Round Table – Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. Bernie Quinn will be speaking about Berdan's Sharpshooters, a most unusual Union Army unit. Among other things, they wore green uniforms instead of the usual Army blue. Truman Head was in this outfit, and he put in a claim for eyesight loss from squinting through the telescope. Then he became a customs inspector here in San Francisco. Just what everyone wants, a customs inspector who can't see much of anything! RSVP with dinner choices to [email protected] ASAP. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco. More info: San Francisco Civil War Round Table. (You do not have to be a Facebook member to view the page.)


San Francisco History Association

The San Francisco History Association – Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. 150 Years of the San Francisco SPCA. The San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been here for animals and their people for 150 years. Since its founding in 1868, the SFSPCA has initiated innovative programs and services such as the first cageless adoption center, the No-Kill movement, humane education for SF youth, free and low-cost spay and neuter, foster care, animal assisted therapy, behavior and training classes, and the Sido program for pets who outlive their guardians. Sarah Gerrish, SFSPCA staffer and 150th Historical Committee chair, and SFHA member Andra Young, SFSPCA cat volunteer and 150th Historical Committee member, will present an illustrated history of the first 150 years of the San Francisco SPCA. Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California Street, San Francisco. Free for SFHA members; $10 for the public. www.sanfranciscohistory.org.


Cowboy Roundup

S. F. Westerners Posse

Sheriff:

Tom McLaughlin
[email protected]

Sheriff:

Tom McLaughlin
[email protected]

Trail Boss:

Ask how you can assist us here

Trail Boss:

Ask how you can assist us here

Registrar of Marks & Brands:

We also need help here

Registrar of Marks & Brands:

We also need help here

Keeper of the Chips:

Judy Van Austen, (510) 339-1298
[email protected]

Keeper of the Chips:

Judy Van Austen, (510) 339-1298
[email protected]

International Rep.:

Gerhard Brostrom, (510) 524-5984
[email protected]

International Rep.:

Gerhard Brostrom, (510) 524-5984
[email protected]

Marshal:

Bob Lawhon, (415) 519-3972
[email protected]

Marshal:

Bob Lawhon, (415) 519-3972
[email protected]

Inkslinger:

Kathryn Ayres, (415) 583-9916
[email protected]

Inkslinger:

Kathryn Ayres, (415) 583-9916
[email protected]

Inkslingers Emeritus:

Tom McLaughlin; Richard F. Olson; Mary Lou Lyon, HM

Inkslingers Emeritus:

Tom McLaughlin; Richard F. Olson; Mary Lou Lyon, HM

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