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Save Old Trapper's Lodge, A California State Landmark

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Webinar hosting presenter Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper (“one of L.A.’s brightest torchbearers” – Electric Literature) is the creator of 1947project, the crime-a-day time travel blog that spawned Esotouric’s popular crime bus tours, including Pasadena Confidential, the Real Black Dahlia and Weird West Adams. She is the author of The Kept Girl, the acclaimed historical mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler and the real-life Philip Marlowe, and of The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles. Her collaborative L.A. history blogs include On Bunker Hill and In SRO Land. With husband Richard Schave, Kim curates the Salons of LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association. When the third generation Angeleno isn’t combing old newspapers for forgotten scandals, she is a passionate advocate for historic preservation of signage, vernacular architecture and writer’s homes. Kim was for many years the editrix of Scram, a journal of unpopular culture. Her books include Fall in Love For Life, Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth, Lost in the Grooves and an oral history of Neutral Milk Hotel.

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Great Granddaughter
I live and embrace the western way of life because of the impact my great grandfather ( The Old Trapper) had on me. I also want to point out what an incredible sense of style he had. The Old Trapper is one of my fashion inspirations. As the first great grandchild , I enjoyed my personal playground of folk art. The figures and statues were comforting and familiar because they were all created in the likeness of family members. I would hate for my childhood memories and my legacy to be destroyed.
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I grew up next door to my grandparents and spent my summers working with Grandpa on his statues. What a heritage! The faces of the statues are my family: grandparents, parents, siblings as well as aunts & uncles. My goal for this Folk Art collection and history is for preservation for future generations.
Webinar hosting presenter Richard Schave

After his undergraduate studies in art history at UC Santa Cruz, Richard Schave set out to explore the American interior as an itinerant brick mason. His return to his native Los Angeles coincided with a renewed acquaintance with Kim Cooper, a once-detested academic colleague who would become his bride. Together, fusing scholarly research with new digital tools, they launched the 1947project time travel blog, along with In SRO Land, and On Bunker Hill, as well as the Esotouric tour company. With the success of Kim’s True Crime tours, Richard developed a series of Literary and California Culture excursions. Richard is a dedicated preservationist, and the host of the LAVA Sunday Salon and the LAVA Literary Salon series, named Best L.A. Literary Salon by Los Angeles Magazine. He also curates an ongoing series of forensic science programs at Cal State Los Angeles. Richard is also a reader at the Huntington Library.

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