On January 11, 1949, the palms along Stratford Avenue were flocked with the “real white stuff” (not movie magic). South Pasadena became a winter wonderland when a freak snowfall covered Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley communities.
Every year in May/June on Marengo Avenue, a “purple snowfall” occurs when jacaranda trees blossom, covering the road surface, cars, front yards, and people walking the sidewalks. At the height of the jacaranda tree blossoms, driving down Marengo Avenue is like traveling through a purple tunnel.
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas