Notes From Your City Historian
by Julie Lugo Cerra
Let me pass along some interesting correspondence that arrived recently. E. A. Kral, in Wilber, Nebraska, a former teacher now an historical researcher, notified me that he included Harry Culver in a new website. Log on to http://www.nsea.org and you will find Kral’s “Brief Bio-Bibliography” which was his Valentine’s gift to fellow Nebraskans. Mr. Kral offers short bios of 300 Nationally Distinguished Nebraskans, and our own Harry Culver is among the impressive group.
For those of you who are doing genealogical research, you may want to check the LDS Family History Center (top of Overland: 310.474.9990). Fred Machado recently led a group to researcher John P. Schman’s class on Hispanic research. There are also classes on other ethnic groups as well as on general genealogical research.
I have been getting some pretty interesting questions recently, in general and for my weekly column in the Culver City News. I hear from Robert Elliot in Florida regularly. He was a cameraman at Fort Roach during World War II and tells me that his combat photographers group has scheduled a reunion in Las Vegas, at Circus Circus, from December 3-5, 2000. Bob has supplied me with a lot of good information about the use of the Hal Roach Studios during the war. He is now actively researching an incident in February 1942, which was reported as a Japanese submarine firing at an oil refinery, which may have taken place off the coast near El Segundo. If you have any information or can steer me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.
A Reminder: We will again be doing city tours for the Fiesta La Ballona…join us!