May 29, 2023, 2:06 pm

Tag: Throwback Thursday by Rick Thomas

Throwback Thursday South Pasadena News

Throwback Thursday | The Mission Street Markets

Today, we shop for groceries at Trader Joe’s, Vons, Pavilions, Bristol Farms, and Grassroots Natural Market. Back in the day, however, local residents frequented...

Throwback Thursday | Field of Dreams at Local Pasadena Ballpark

Baseball has long been a favorite in the communities bordering the Arroyo Seco. Ball clubs were first organized based on local employment. The Raymond...

Throwback Thursday | Famous Firsts in South Pas History

In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we will honor four “famous firsts” in South Pasadena history. They are quite remarkable concerning the relative small size...

Throwback Thursday | Famous Women in South Pasadena History

Apostle of the Cacti Minerva Hoyt Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was a South Pasadena socialite whose infant son died, and she felt compounded loss after her husband,...

Throwback Thursday | The Other Bridge

In a couple of weeks on July 18th, the historic Colorado Street Bridge will close to automobiles for its annual bridge party. In perfect...

Throwback Thursday | Swami Vivekananda Visits South Pasadena

Swami Vivekananda was a well-known spiritual leader in India during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He traveled to America in 1900, staying at...

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 years....

Throwback Thursday | Revisiting Our Racist Past

There was a time in our not-so-distant past when racism prevented or restricted American citizens of color from employment opportunities, property ownership, access to...

Throwback Thursday | Brown Boys Were Local Heroes

Brothers Jason and Owen Brown were veterans of the anti-slavery fight who homesteaded on a hillside plateau near the Arroyo Seco. In 1885, they...

Throwback Thursday | World Famous Lion Farm in El Monte

Gay’s Lion Farm in El Monte was a popular local area tourist attraction from 1925 to 1942, located at the southeast junction of Peck...
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