Valley, the Strathearn Letters
A cattleman's life was an itinerant and lonely existence. He often spent many months away from home, scouring the country for new additions to his cattle herd while simultaneously worrying about the welfare of his family and stock back home. Additional concerns about weather conditions as they might affect the food supply for his stock, the conditions of his fences and other physical barriers plus financial and market fluctuations were always on his mind.
In her new book, SIMI VALLEY, the Strathearn Letters, Windows On The Past, Patricia J. Havens, official Simi Valley Historian and Strathearn Historical Park and Museum Director, presents an intimate portrait of prominent Simi Valley cattleman and pioneer Robert P. Strathearn and his family during the early development of Simi Valley.
The hardbound book contains more than 380 pages, printed in full color, with numerous paintings and drawings that eldest son, Robert P. Strathearn, Jr. produced in his lifetime. Many of the original documents are shown as they still look today.
The hardbound book sells for $45.95 and will be available at the Strathearn Historical Park in Simi Valley and at Borders in Simi Valley.
A limited edition signed and numbered leather bound book is available for $150 through the Simi Valley Historical Society.
Both editions are available for sale at the Visitor's Center
The book will be available at Borders Simi Valley shortly