Reklaw Drive

“Reklaw” is “Walker” spelled backwards, so it’s a safe bet that Reklaw Drive, christened in 1924, honors someone named Walker. But who? I found no Walkers in the family trees of the folks who owned this land – Hugh and Lizzie Carpenter, Charles and Pearl Theodora Hamilton, and Walter Muller – but a newspaper article from 1934 mentioned a “Hugh Carpenter of Los Angeles” going on a fishing trip with Harle Myers Walker (1868-1947), a prominent Ventura rancher and Elks Lodge leader. It’s certainly possible that our Hugh Carpenter knew Harle Walker through agricultural circles, and thus we have Reklaw Drive’s namesake. But since Walker is such a common surname, this theory is inconclusive. Yrros.