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Friday, February 15, 2013

WAS ROJERIOR REALLY 124 YEARS OLD?

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY                     2013

Rojerior - Historic Postcard 1899 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013.  (click on image to enlarge it.) 

Was Rojerior, the Tongva (Fernandino) Indian choir master, 124 years old in 1899?  Rojerior volunteered at the Mission San Fernando Rey de España. This was the claim on a postcard published by M. Reider in Los Angeles in 1899. and mailed to Miss Cora Brown at 6026 Echo Street in Los Angeles.

Many people in the 19th century were unaware of their actual birth dates. No doubt calling Rojerior 124 would be better for post card sales as well.

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