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Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA

"Pas'ade'na, a post-hamlet of Los Angeles co., Cal., in San Gabriel Valley, 33 miles from San Gabriel Railroad Station. It has 2 churches. Pop. in 1890, 4882."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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Pasadena, California, USA
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Pasadena, California, USA
Huntington Hotel

"The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is a luxury resort hotel located in Pasadena, California that dates back to the Gilded Age.

The original hotel on the site was built by General Marshall C. Wentworth, a Civil War veteran, and... Read MORE...

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 has already started fruiting and will probably ripen... 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
  • 1906
    Pasadena, a city and winter-resort of Los Angeles co., Cal in San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles NE. of Los Angeles, on the Southern Pacific, the Southern C... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - HURLED FROM CARRIAGE.
    Special State News.

    PASADENA, May 14. - The Misses Elsie and Christina Peterson came here from Los Angeles shortly after noon to visit Mrs. Chris L... 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 ended in tragedy for 235 persons who were precipit... Read MORE...

  • 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 district of Pasadena Friday and exploded killing th... Read MORE...

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