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Author Rick Thomas is the former museum curator and vice-chair of education for the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation. He served on the South Pasadena Natural Resources Commission, helping to maintain a strict policy protecting the city’s great old-growth trees. Using touchstone photographs from his own collection—one of the San Gabriel Valley’s largest accumulations of historical images and artifacts—as well as national, state, and local historical archives, Thomas provides a window to his city’s past and an understanding of why its preservation is so important.

Throwback Thursday – What? Real Snow in South Pasadena? The Year was 1949

On January 11, 1949, the palms along Stratford Avenue were flocked with the “real white stuff” (not movie magic). South Pasadena became a winter...

Throwback Thursday – El Centro School

The historic school site adjacent to the public library on El Centro Street is a vital property for achieving educational excellence in South Pasadena...

Throwback Thursday – BABY!

To help promote South Pasadena’s new start-up business in the late 1800’s Edwin Cawston created a brand logo he named the “Cawston Baby.” In...

Throwback Thursday – Thanksgiving Edition

Probably the first thing that comes to mind on Thanksgiving is the meal. For many families, the turkey is to Thanksgiving as the pine...

Throwback Thursday – The South Pasadenan

In 1893, George W. Glover founded South Pasadena’s first successful newspaper, South Pasadenan. He ran the paper for 15 years during the fledgling municipality’s formative...