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Founded in 1952, Trancas Riders and Ropers is an all-volunteer equestrian club and one of Malibu’s oldest community organizations. Trancas Riders and Ropers (T.R.R.) provides equestrian activities for youth, local families, and underprivileged riders, ranging from education, horse shows, and community events to financial assistance for those in need. This collection compiles photographs, news clippings, audiovisual recordings, and other materials to tell the T.R.R story. The major donor is Dale C. Smith, T.R.R. historian, and many of the materials additionally relate to the genealogies of the Smith, Lewis, Meek, and Decker families of western Malibu. Many of the records in this collection are annotated with “Dale’s Story,” transcribed from Mr. Smith’s handwritten recollections about each photograph or document.

 
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