Courtesy of Topanga Historical Society.
Rose Wiley making enchiladas for the Strawberry Festival in 1973.
The Topanga Historical Society (THS) will celebrate Rose Wileyâ€™s 90th birthday on Sunday, October 24, at 12:00 p.m. with a catered outdoor luncheon. Admission is $20. This is a members-only event and RSVP to pay by October 11 is required.
Please specify meat or vegetarian and how many are in your group. The event will be held at a private home. Registered guests will be given the address prior to the event. RSVP and pay by October 11: email@example.com.
No walk-ins are permitted but those wishing to attend can join THS or renew their membership at topangahistoricalsociety.org
Rosagua â€śRoseâ€ť Wiley is the granddaughter of Francisco and Manuela Trujillo, who settled Old Topanga in 1886. Her mother Cornelia Gomez answered a call to help at the Trujillo Ranch in 1913, and wound up marrying the oldest son, Dolores Trujillo. Rose married Robert Wiley and raised six childrenâ€”Marguerite, Robert, David, John, Laura, and Jimmyâ€”on the Trujillo homestead where she still lives today.
Learn more about Topanga in our books and archive: topangahistoricalsociety.org.