I (Laurie) was raised in the Los Angeles area of Southern California in the mid-1950s and moved away when I was 18 years old. I have been particularly interested in the Lucky Pony Winner Crystal Andreas since she lived only fourteen miles from my childhood home.
I can find very little about her. I know that she was born on January
3, 1905, in the state of Indiana and was living in California when she
won her pony in 1914. It appears that Crystal never married, and died in
Los Angeles, California, (about 35 miles from her home) in 1977 at the
age of 72. For quite sometime, I
have wondered if her family's unusual rock home was still standing, and
because of the newly released 1940 census records, I can happily say
that it is.
|Crystal Andreas and "Marmalade" (1914)|
|Crystal and "Marmalade" on the Rock Home Steps (1914)|
|The Rock Home Today--Note the Palm Trees on Either Side|
|The Andreas Family Would Be So Proud|