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The Saving of the Annual Sloat’s Landing Ceremony

July 7, 1846 marked one of the most important dates in California and United States history,as that was the date that Commodore Sloat landed in Monterey at the Customs House and claimed California for the United States. July 5, 2014 would have also become an important date in California history as that would have been the last time the Sloat Landing would have been … [Read More...]





Up Coming Events . . .


SoCal Weekend Dedications & Donations

July 31st thru August 2nd Native Sons of the Golden West Weekend & Arrowhead Parlor's 128th Anniversary Hosted by Arrowhead parlor and Grand President Dean Zellers  the Southern California Weekend will be held in San Bernardino from July 31st to August … [Read More...]

More Articles . . .


Redwood #66 Attends San Francisco History Expo 2015

By KEN OSTERLAND, Redwood #66 On the weekend of February 29-March 1 2015, Jr. Past President John Cortez of Redwood #66 along with Vincent and Dolores Cortez also from Parlor #66 spent both days manning a booth at the San Francisco History Expo promoting the … [Read More...]


Cleft Palate Raises $123,185.98

The “Cleft Palate March” at the 138th Grand Parlor yielded $123,186, slightly less than 2014’s proceeds of $130,734.The Directors of the NSGW Charitable Foundation wish to thank all the parlors, brothers and individuals who donated. A full list of donors and … [Read More...]


Patty Acosta 4th Grade Essay Winner

Patty Acosta of Cambria Grammar School in Cambria won the grand prize in our Fourth Grade Essay Contest, with the following essay. Michael Lant is her teacher. John Muir, The Man Who Made a Difference What do you think is the jewel of California? Many … [Read More...]


Woodland Has Local Historic Tours

Recently-reactivated Woodland Parlor #30 is now taking reservations for group tours of Old Woodland, featuring Dead Cat Alley and Dog Gone Alley. A selection of walking tours with different themes and lengths are fundraisers to promote the history of downtown … [Read More...]


Read Our Newsletter Here

The Native Son (really it's Fred Codoni & Mark Chapman) works very hard to maintain a Bi-monthly newsletter to highlight our parlors current events, fundraisers, services, and other exciting news. You can get a copy sent directly to you (make sure Grand … [Read More...]

Follow Up on Past Events


Natives Dedicate Cemetery and Memorial Park

Thank You Fred Codoni and Mark Chapman for this article from Native Son Newsletter June July 2015 Grand President Timothy Tullius led a team of grand officers in dedicating the Native Sons of the Golden West Cemetery and Memorial Park near Volcanoville on … [Read More...]


Annual Bear Flag Celebration a Great Fun(d)raiser

Great Music, Food, Beverages & Weather Helped Make Celebrating the Raising of the California Bear Flag a Very Memorable Day! The day started off in the Sonoma Plaza with a Bear Flag ceremony followed by a Chicken and Hot Dog BBQ, a great Microbrew … [Read More...]


Donner Dedication Hugh Success

The New Visitor Center and Exhibits had it's Grand Opening Celebration and if you were not able to attend this particular event you missed one of the grandest celebration/dedication this year. Saturday June 6th Grand President Dean Zellers made his dedication … [Read More...]