The Jenkins Brothers: An Eye to the Substantial

Date: August 27, 2016

Time: 2 pm

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

The Historical Society of Southern California
and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society present:

The Jenkins Brothers:  An Eye to the Substantial

Sap2222aturday, August 27, 2016 • 2:00 p.m.

Old Town Newhall Library,

24500 Main St., Santa Clarita




For 80 years, from the 1850s to the 1930s, Charles and William Jenkins were notable figures in greater Los Angeles. Come hear a panel of speakers talk about these remarkable and controversial brothers and their impact on Los Angeles and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Speakers include:
Louis DiDonato, retired educator and author of a Charles Jenkins biography.


Dr. Alan Pollack, Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society president and author of an article on William Jenkins and the Castaic Range War.
Wayne Sherman, Drum Barracks Board of Directors vice-president and collector and researcher on Charles Jenkins.
Paul R. Spitzzeri, Homestead Museum assistant director, transcriber of Charles’s Civil War Diary and researcher on early Los Angeles criminal justice, including a well-known incident involving William Jenkins.








Admission is free!



Questions? Please email or call (323) 222-0546.


Photo of Charles M. Jenkins in his Union Army uniform, ca. 1863, courtesy of the Wayne and Pamela Sherman Collection.