|The bas relief monument|
|A home on the canal|
The following week we wanted to see one of the many waterfalls in the mountains close-by. We decided to see Sturtevant Falls in the Santa Anita Canyon of the Angeles National Forest. That is in the San Gabriel mountains, below Mount Wilson. The hike began at a Forest Service station and went down into a canyon, along a stream, and near a large number of historical cabins, built between 1910 and 1935, that are still used by their owners for recreation and relaxation. We met a string of pack burros as we walked in and later learned that the owners use them to haul in supplies and haul out garbage. There is no road there. It was a pleasant three and a half-mile round-trip hike, uphill both ways. They say the falls are lovely, but with the drought this year, it was barely a trickle. Still, it was worth the trip.
|One of the cabins on the trail|
|What we saw|
|The falls on a normal year|
We spend a lot of time in the library, teaching, helping people get into the family tree and answering various other genealogy questions they might have. A Samoan man was so thrilled to see his family members that he had tears in his eyes. His wife said she wants to do the work for her mother, but will find out more information about her grand-parents so she can do them too. Mary helped a young black man whose great-grandfather emigrated from Africa; he was able to find the date he emigrated on the Census, then the ship he came on and his name listed on the ship manifest. Max teaches photos and stories and how to attach sources to individuals on Family Tree. Mary teaches beginning computers to those who need it. She spends a lot of time working on the daily schedule for the workers in the library. Today, even though it is Sunday, we went to the library for the British Society and in the evening went to a "Why I Believe" fireside at the Visitor's Center featuring McLean Nielsen, the producer of the movie, "The Saratov Approach" (He was also one of the actors).
Love to everyone. Elder and Sister Evans