Welcome to the Website of the George Choate Putnam Memorial Association (GCPMA)!
GCPMA was established by the descendants of George Choate Putnam in his honor and to the manage assets associated with land purchased by him in the Tehachapi Mountains in California, including a wonderful cabin built by him and his family.
The George Choate Putnam Memorial Association is organized as a non-profit-mutual-benefit corporation under the laws of the State of California. As a corporate entity, it must have a charter, bylaws, members, a board of directors, officers, members must meet at least once per year to elect the board of directors, and the board must meet at least once a year so that the corporation is maintained as a viable legal entity.
“… these woods appear so fresh, so joyous, so immortal.” John Muir (from The Mountains of California, 1894)
The above kangaroo mouse image, the GCPMA logo, is from a scan of a linoleum block “stamp” made by George when he was fourteen years old.
For more information about George Choate Putnam’s vision and the history of the cabin, click HERE.
The George Choate Putnam Memorial Association was established to ensure that the Tehachapi property, the cabin and the associated heritage is maintained forever. From the corporate Bylaws, the primary objectives and purposes of the Association are:
For more information about The Association and their membership, click HERE.
Download a Monastery “Parking Pass” by clicking Here.
For more information about cabin operations, use and maintenance, click Operations.