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Moulton Museum | April 2021

Moulton Museum | April 2021

Spring Greetings! During this season, annual roundups are typically held. The family took this photo in 2020 at the Maxwell Ranch. Brandings are weather dependent, particularly the rain season. Moulton Ranch cattle had an “LM” insignia for Lewis Moulton. This brand was registered to the California Brand Book and inherited by Louise Moulton. It is still used to this day by […]

Moulton Museum | March 2021

Moulton Museum | March 2021

Happy Women’s History Month! We celebrate the lasting legacies of pioneer women. Five women, including Nellie Gail Moulton who was a teacher and principal in the Seattle area in Washington. Nellie is second to the left with fellow teachers circa 1900. (2018.39.29) The backside is labeled “E. C. COLLIER PHOTOGRAPHER. WENATCHEE, WASH.” Read Nellie’s Biography Exhibition | City of […]

Moulton Museum | February 2021

Moulton Museum | February 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day It’s a season of love as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. When Lewis met Nellie, he asked her father John Gail, the El Toro Postmaster, if he could court his daughter. This 20th century dating practice was when another person would join the date. Victorian virtues were maintained with courting as a family would help […]

Moulton Museum | November 2020

Moulton Museum | November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” -Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving, October 3, 1893 Lincoln & Moulton History  J. Tilden Moulton (1808-1881), a Boston lawyer and Lewis’ father, was a personal friend of President Lincoln. Moulton was “Master in Chancery and was […]