The slingshot was manufactured in South Pasadena by Wham-O.
The Wham-O freestyle Frisbee also had historical roots here. The co-inventor of the pro model Frisbee, “Steady” Ed Headrick, was born and grew up in South Pasadena.
Headrick also invented the sport of disc golf and personally installed Oak Grove Disc Golf Course for the 1975 World Frisbee Championship.
Note: The nearby Oak Grove (Hahamongna Park) disc golf course is the first to use “pole holes” (poles and baskets).
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas