January 25, 2022, 12:52 pm

Tag: Throwback Thursday by Rick Thomas

Throwback Thursday | South Pasadena’s Beloved Rialto Theater

The once thriving Blockbuster Video is today a Blaze Pizza and its kitty-corner neighbor – the city’s historic centerpiece Rialto Theater – is now...

Throwback Thursday | The Solar Motor

The Cawston Ostrich Farm was the site of the world’s first successful experiment using a solar-powered motor for commercial use. Aubrey Eneas selected Cawston’s...

Throwback Thursday | Will You Be My Valentine?

Tourists visiting the Cawston Ostrich Farm in South Pasadena enjoyed posing for photos with “ostrich couples” such as the popular comic strip characters, Jiggs...

Throwback Thursday | South Pasadena’s World-Famous Ostrich Farm

Edwin Cawston, English adventurer and world traveler, was one of the first to realize there was big money to be made ostrich farming in...

Throwback Thursday | Feathers of Stage and Screen

In 1927 the Franchon & Marco’s vaudeville show featuring the Sunkist Beauties performed at the Rialto theater in South Pasadena. The ostrich farm in...

Throwback Thursday | First Passenger Air Service in America

In 1913, Roy Knabenshue began the first passenger air service in America by taking paying customers of the Raymond Hotel in South Pasadena in...

Throwback Thursday | Winter Paradise

The discovery of gold and later “black gold” (oil) drew large numbers prospectors and opportunity seekers to California. Locally, ranching and agriculture helped the...

Throwback Thursday | California Bound

In 1900, stories about the west were published and first-hand accounts were reported back to residents on the east coast, causing many to leave...

Throwback Thursday | New Year’s Day 1892

On Tournament of Roses Day in South Pasadena, 1892, guests are seated in Thaddeus Lowe’s personal tallyho at the grand entrance of the Royal...

Throwback Thursday | Rose Bowl Edition

The first New Year’s Day football classic at the Rose Bowl was played in 1923. The Tournament selected the teams that year, Penn State...
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