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Old 02-17-2010, 08:37 AM   #261
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Oh, and one final thought. The Big One is coming, might be 2,000 years, might be 2 years, but it's coming.


Lincoln High School, with buildings and an earthquake fault marked. The school was closed to students on November 2, 1934, after engineers reported many of the buildings were in danger of sliding down the hill toward North Broadway because of shifting ground of the hill.



Tents being placed below the hill on which Lincoln High School stands, due to earth slippage, on October 30, 1934. Classes are to be moved into these tents until demolition can be done.


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Old 02-17-2010, 08:39 AM   #262
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Ah hell, can't go out on such a down note. I leave you with this :


Carpenter's drive-in restaurant, with the carhops posing for the photo, in 1933. The drive-in was located on Sunset and Vine.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:57 AM   #263
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Bravo, Bravo !!! Encore, Encore !!!! Thanks, that was really great BrerHair..
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Cannot stop there! I know it takes a while but this is one of the better posts in a while. Any other pics from Pasadena/SGV back in the day?
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:50 AM   #265
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Cannot stop there! I know it takes a while but this is one of the better posts in a while. Any other pics from Pasadena/SGV back in the day?

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:45 AM   #266
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I'm thinkin maybe this shot isn't all THAT old...
GREAT pics guys...! Thanks for posting. Funny how I can kinda remember some of this stuff from visits to LA as a kid (that was enough for me though).

I think I saw a Chrysler Airflow in the center of one of the street shots a page or 2 earlier.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #267
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Cannot stop there! I know it takes a while but this is one of the better posts in a while. Any other pics from Pasadena/SGV back in the day?

corn stand at Live Oak and Santa Anita, South Arcadia



toy store (I remember it well)
Huntington Drive (Route 66), just east of First Ave. Arcadia


Drive-in Theater, South Arcadia
Corner of Live Oak and Peck


the fountain at Huntington (Route 66) and Santa Anita, Arcadia
getting it's weekly soap suds prank



Hastings Drive-In Theater
on the left is Rosemead Blvd.
It's now a Trader Joes, Carl's Jr., Shogun restaurant



Eaton's restaurant
Thats Colorado Blvd (Route 66) and Michillinda
Northwest Arcadia about 1950 It's a Coco's restaurant today.



the large open field at the lower right is a Sears today.
the road going left-right along the bottom is Foothill Blvd,
At the far left is the Hastings Drive-In theater
Pasadena


Johns Bike Shop
on Rosemead in Pasadena (heaven on Earth for any kid who wanted a new bike)



at the National Guard Armory on Huntington in Arcadia, across from the Santa Anita Race Track



my older sister and my dad and the car I came home from the hospital in, 1950
144 Naomi Ave., Arcadia


this one is O/T, but worth a view
the 210 freeway, while it was under construction in about 1966, was a late night "test road" for local drag racers. It was long and wide, straight, and empty where it went through Arcadia. It would not be open to the public until 1968.
A couple of racers were up there doing some "testing" one night and the cops took off after them. Well, as you can see, the cop car got the short end of that chase. Nobody was hurt. Here's the racers getting a quick photo of the damage before being given a "courtesy ride" to the police station.
Notice the guy on the left wearing a "Schiefer Clutch" t-shirt.



my dad took this photo in 1937 when this plane landed on Baldwin Ave. after having mechanical problems. They got it fixed, fired it up, the cops closed off Baldwin to car traffic, and off he went.
This was at Baldwin Ave. and Duarte Road



that's me on the right...about three years later Dad took me to my first drag race. Here's proof that you can't look cool dressed up like a dork.


my first "ride", made by my grandfather for my Christmas present in about 1957


this lady was learning how to drive in the Santa Anita Race Track parking lot. Almost every kid in Arcadia learned how to drive there. Dad would take me up there on sundays and let me drive the 1959 Galaxie when I was 10.
This lady needs more practice.



My Uncle Bob with his Corsair.
He was killed one month after I was born when an airman in another Corsair, who my uncle was training over Riverside, clipped my uncle's wing. The other pilot bailed out and parachuted to safety. Uncle Bob stayed with his plane because it was headed into a school playground. He managed to guide what was left of his plane into a dirt lot killing him instantly.
I still have the letters from eye-witnesses that were mailed to my grandparents saying how they could see him struggling to get the plane away from the crowded playground. Many people from the neighborhood where the crash took place made the drive to Monrovia where his funeral was held. All came to pay their respects for a man they would never meet.

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Old 02-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #268
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Great stuff Mazooma, especially the story of your Uncle Bob!!
Genuine hero, unbelievable.

Love the 210 freeway story also.

Growing up in Atlanta, when I-285 (loop @ Atl) first opened in the mid-60's up until early 70's you could go WOT in the wee hours even though it was only 2 lanes each way. Those were the days, very few cars on the road. Same story everywhere.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:29 AM   #269
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fantastic pics....keep um coming!
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:14 AM   #270
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Mazooma, Pricless pictures and memories.

Thanks for sharing...



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Old 02-18-2010, 04:03 PM   #271
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Thanks to both of you for your time and taking us back on a journey...
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:14 PM   #272
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #273
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Doug, thanks for all these shots, and for telling us thatís you on the right!
Ya had me worried. Slim
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:06 PM   #274
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This is a wondrful trip down memory lane for many of us geezers.
My, how times have changed.....maybe not for the better.
Thank you to all who have posted photos.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:27 PM   #275
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Heros don't always die in battles..Your uncle was a hero, God rest his soul.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #276
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i was under the impression the Citadel was built in the 1920's...

actually... just found this via google search. interesting read... you were right about it being a tire company, but not Firestone.

http://www.citadeloutlets.com/info/ourhistory.cfm


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Mazooma, you remember the old Firestone plant before it became the Citadel? hard to believe that was a tire factory.

Couldn't miss it...it was like a huge castle



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Old 02-18-2010, 07:44 PM   #277
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Firestone plant was in South Gate, oddly enough on Firestone Bl. and Santa Fe...
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Couldn't miss it...it was like a huge castle



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Hate to be the one to correct. Top pic is @ Firestone and Santa Fe, Bottom pick is along the 5 frwy or Telegragh Rd,
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #279
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The Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal opened in 1939. Thankfully, it has been restored and still serves as a terminal for Amtrak and the L.A. light-rail transit trains.
Back in the heyday of railroads, it was home to Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, and Union Pacific.










The station rarely sees steam locomotives anymore, but occassionaly one will stop during a special rail club event. The Union Pacific Challenger spent a few day here in 2000. I caught this shot as it was following the stretch of Route 66 through Oro Grande as I had departed Los Angeles that morning.




this restored Santa Fe locomotive was heading into LAUPT in December of 1991. It is now housed at the Redondo Yards in East L.A.


The Santa Fe Super Chief was a celebrity in L.A. as it was a favotite mode of travel for many Hollywood stars. It made it's daily run to Chicago which took 39 hours. A train to Chicago left the station everyday at 7:30 PM.
We would ride our bikes during the summer months to watch it pass through Arcadia, which happened each night at 8:10PM
Even into the late 1970's, on a sunday evening there would be about 100 people at the First Ave. crossing to wave as it went by. Its a nice kind of "interesting" that something like a speeding train would be so engaging to so many people for so brief a period of time. Station wagons would back into the dirt lot and the kids would sit on the open tailgate enjoying an ice cream and waiting for the "8:10" to glide by. The last of the pretty trains was in 1970 and were replaced with Amtrak units, but the sunday crowds didn't dwindle. It was nice to see so many people enjoying something that was just to be enjoyed for a brief moment in all it's simplicity.



The railroads played a big part in the development of the Los Angeles area
and were quick to lure people from all over to travel to Southern California for a week or forever.
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Wilshire Blvd., aka "the Miracle Mile"
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