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Pasadena, California, USA

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Where is Pasadena, California, USA? 

Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Pasadena is a part of the original Mexican land grant named Rancho del Rincon de San Pascual, so named because it was deeded on Easter Sunday to Eulalia Perez de Guillén Mariné of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The Rancho comprised the lands of today's communities of Pasadena, Altadena and South Pasadena...

Much of the property was purchased by Benjamin Wilson, who established his Lake Vineyard property in the vicinity...

In 1873, Wilson was visited by Dr. Daniel M. Berry of Indiana who was looking for a place in the country that could offer a mild climate for his patients, most of whom suffered from respiratory ailments... The newcomers were able to purchase a large portion of the property along the Arroyo Seco and on January 31, 1874, they incorporated the Indiana Colony...

At the time, the Indiana Colony was a narrow strip of land between the Arroyo Seco and Fair Oaks Avenue. On the other side of the street was Wilson's Lake Vineyard development. After more than a decade of parallel development on both sides, the two settlements merged into the City of Pasadena...wikipedia

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Pasadena, California, USA - Central Park and Hotel Green
Pasadena, California, USA

Central Park and Hotel Green
Pasadena, California, USA - Huntington Hotel
Pasadena, California, USA

Huntington Hotel

"The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is a luxury resort hotel located in Pasadena, California that dates back to the Gilded... Read MORE...
Pasadena, California, USA - Sunken Gardens at Busch's Residence, Pasadena, Cal.
Pasadena, California, USA

Sunken Gardens at Busch's Residence, Pasadena, Cal.

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1874 - Pasadena, California founded
News  1878 - A Los Angeles paper states that the genuine Smyrna fig commerce has been introduced at Pasadena, Cal.,
where it is almost perpetually in fruit. Last year it fruited from June to January, and this year...Read MORE...

News  1886 - January 1 - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
January 1, 1886
News  1888 - A severe shock of earthquake was felt at Pasadena, Cal, on the morning of the 7th. Brick buildings were shaken, but no damage was done. A shock was also felt at Los Angeles.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 10, 1888
News  1902 - January 1 - 1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)
January 1, 1902
Pasadena, a city and winter-resort of Los Angeles co., Cal in San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles NE. of...Read MORE...

Special State News.

PASADENA, May 14. - The Misses Elsie and Christina Peterson came here from...Read MORE...

News  1926 - Grandstand Crash Injures 235 Persons. Shenandoah Investigating Board Finds Disaster Unavoidable. Woman Killed In Plunge Off Building Top. Police Prevent Panic as News of Accident Spreads. Frenzied Horse Hurts Two In Wild Scramble.
Improvised Beds Secured for Great Number of Victims

Pasadena, Jan 1.-(AP)-A day of roses and joy ...

1948 - January 1 - 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
News  1950 - Plane Crashes Into House As Pilot, Wife Die
PASADENA, Calif., April 29. (AP) - A private plane crashed into a 25-room house in the Linda Vista...Read MORE...

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flag  Evans Wheeler MOSHER (30 April 1855, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) - 7 September 1941, Pasadena, California, USA) gravestone

flag  Elizabeth M PRATT (1 May 1902, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - 11 June 1937, Pasadena, California, USA)

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