January 13, 2018
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01/13/2018 10:00 AM
01/13/2018 11:30 AM
SHHAR January Presentation
674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863
Sylvia Contreras will lecture on the book, “Abraham Lincoln and Mexico – A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships” (2016) by Michael Hogan. The author is a professor. He and the publisher, Mikel Miller, reside in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The Mexican War (1846-48) occurred in many areas of what is today California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and other states. The intent was to connect lands “from sea to shining sea” - the Atlantic and the Pacific. Abraham supported Mexico and believed the United States was wrong to start a war.
Sylvia is dedicated to sharing the history of early California, Mexico, and Spain. In her journey for knowledge, she joined “Lincoln and Mexico Project” (LAMP) as a Public Relations representative to inform and educate people how Lincoln supported Mexico. She has been a volunteer docent at Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum since 2010, the site of an 1846 Mexican War, the Battle of Dominguez Hills. Currently a Realtor she was elected as a 2018 Board of Director for her Realtor’s association. She was elected in 2017 as a City of Long Beach Veterans Affairs Commissioner. Her former background has been with corporate, government and legal entities. She holds a Bachelor of Science Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix.