Posted 5 years ago
This trunk has been in our family for generations. It is 29 1/2 inches long, 1 ft tall, 14 inches wide. It has always held family wills and documents dating back to the 1700's, as our family came to California on the Colonel Riveria expedition, and settled in Los Angeles. This was the second crossing to Los Angeles. The first came 6 mos earlier, however our Colonel was killed crossing into what is now Calif and it delayed the progress. I do not know if thats where it is from. This family member married a Frenchman and he was a founding member of the French Benevolent Society. Family names are Ruiz, Ibarra, Avila and Guiol.