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A Local Hero from Alhambra – General George S. Patton Jr

November 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST


A Local Hero from Alhambra - General George S. Patton, Jr.

For Veterans Day, Alhambra Historical Society honors Alhambra native General George S. Patton with a presentation on his extraordinary life.

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The Alhambra Historical Society will be honoring one of America’s and California’s greatest statesmen, General George S. Patton, Jr. at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday November 9, 2023 with a presentation at Alhambra’s Masonic Center, 9 West Woodward Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801.

The presentation, entitled “Alhambra’s Local Hero: General George S. Patton Jr.”, will feature the life of General Patton in a special Veteran’s Day event and will focus on his early days growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, his subsequent rise through the military ranks and his ultimate achievement of becoming one of the greatest heroes of World War II. General Patton is widely known as one of the greatest personalities the United States has ever seen – a person whose legacy still remains strong throughout Southern California and how even today his proposed World War II military actions may have resulted in a much different world order.

Grandson to Don Benito Wilson, who owned much of the land in the Alhambra, San Marino and San Gabriel areas, George Patton’s early life was spent on his family’s ranch, which was located around the present-day site of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. The development of Patton’s athletic ability earned him the reputation as one of the most gifted athletes of his time and his athletic prowess brought him to the verge of Olympic greatness.

Patton’s military knowledge, leadership and strength led to his active assignment and involvement in the Mexican Expedition, World War I and World War II. His tactical knowledge and military history knowledge along with his courage and bravery resulted in Patton’s rise through the ranks of the U.S. Army to become a full four-star general and commander of the Third U.S. Army. Over his 36-year military career, General Patton had many high points but he also experienced several low points as a result of his hard-hitting personality.

The presenter will be Joe Castillo, Alhambra Historical Society Board Trustee and Treasurer, author of five historical books and historical columnist for the San Gabriel Valley Examiner. General Patton has been the subject of many of Mr. Castillo’s written pieces.

Light refreshments will be served.

Free parking will be available on site and adjacent streets.






November 9, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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Alhambra Masonic Lodge
9 West Woodward Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801 United States
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