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Lukens (Theodore Parker) Papers
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Description
A collection of professional and personal papers of Theodore Parker Lukens, Southern California conservationist, real estate investor, and community leader.
Background
Theodore Parker Lukens (1848-1918) was a conservationist, real estate investor, and pioneer community leader in Pasadena, California. Born in Ohio, he came to California with his wife in 1880. He became active in business and municipal affairs, serving as mayor of Pasadena from 1890 to 1892 and from 1894 to 1895. Lukens was a friend of John Muir and promoted many conservation causes. He served as supervisor of the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains from 1905 to 1907 and throughout his career held various positions in private and government forestry organizations. Lukens remained prominent in civic affairs in Pasadena until his death in 1918.
Extent
5.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Restrictions
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