DOWNEY - Larry Latimer, author of "Images of America: Downey," will speak and sign books at the Downey City Library on March 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cormack Room.A resident of Downey for more than 50 years, Latimer became interested in researching his family history and the early pioneers who traveled long distances to settle in the area. Using resources at the Downey Historical Society, Latimer scanned hundreds of old photographs, maps, biographies, family records, old phone books, newspapers and census records to complete his book. "Historical research is like traveling through time," said Latimer, who credits John Vincent and the Downey Historical Society for their resources and assistance on the project. "I am confident that 'Images of America: Downey' will be enjoyed by all and convince everyone to look for old photos and artifacts of Downey and donate them to the Historical Society." Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event, which is co-sponsored by Friends of the Downey City Library.
********** Published: March 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 46