“How about a picnic in the arroyo?” You don’t hear that much anymore. But 100 years ago, the naturally wooded and sometimes flowing stream bed was a popular destination for family gatherings.
Family picnics in the nearby Arroyo Seco encouraged early settlers to connect with the natural riches of their new communities.
Soon residents explored the arroyo further upstream leading to the hiking craze of the Sierra Madres (San Gabriel Mountains today) during the early1900s century.
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas