Michael White, as painted by artist Clarence Ellsworth in 1935 from photographs. Courtesy of San Marino Historical Society
Michael White was an English s ailor who settled in Southern California in 1828. The Bancroft Library recorded his colorful life in “California: All the Way Back to 1828,” which tells of White’s exploits and accomplishments proving his status as an important figure in our history. Michael White:
Many of White’s descendants still live in the area and consider the Adobe as part of their family heritage.