|L. Byron Culver and cousin Dottie Haskell|
Irvine History Today, January 27th, 2016
The Culver Family were early pioneers on the Irvine Ranch. Fred Culver was one of James Irvine's most successful tenant farmers and his impressive home at Culver's Corner was a local landmark.
Willard Culver ran the Blacksmith Shop (1909) that still stands in Old Town Irvine..now Knollwood Restaurant. Willard was wounded in pursuit of the Tomato Springs bandit in 1912.
This week's show features a conversation with L. Byron Culver, grandson of Willard Culver. He has done extensive research into his family's history and shares some unique stories of their time on the Irvine Ranch.
|Willard Culver (left) and sons|