Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Altadena history’


How the West Was Really Won

How the West Was Really Won
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Altadena Heritage continues its Water Series on Thursday, April 17th, with a dramatic film and a short documentary, which “will tell the story of our area’s earliest water development.” Altadena historian Michele Zack will present Eaton’s Water, based on her short story about the trials of local hero Benjamin Eaton in bringing water, beginning in […]

Happy Trails, Altadena

Happy Trails, Altadena

Altadena is known, for one of many, as a horseman’s retreat. Horse owner, rider, or just casual admirer? Then join us Saturday, October 19th, when Altadena Heritage celebrates our rich equestrian past and present, by designating the acreage around Ridgeview Drive and Mariposa an Altadena Heritage Area. ¬†An Altadena fixture since at least 1921, perhaps […]

Altadena

Altadena

Upper Pasadena (or Altadinky) The Facts What It Is: An 8.7-square-mile area in unincorporated L.A County, located between the San Gabriels and Pasadena, seventeen miles northeast of downtown L.A. Elevation: 1,342 ft. Population: 42,610 Ethnic Diversity: 39% Caucasian, 31% African American, 20% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 2 % American Indian Median Household Income: 60,549 Key Players […]

Michele Zack, Author & Historian

Michele Zack, Author & Historian

After making a name for herself with a local history book that stands head and shoulders above the norm, Altadena: Between Wilderness and City, Michele Zack is back with a new book: Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre. A career journalist and former resident of Thailand, Zack and her husband have […]

Pasadena’s Abolitionist Heritage

Pasadena’s Abolitionist Heritage

One of the casualties of the recent Station Fire was a serene peak in the Altadena foothills known as Little Round Top. Named for the site of a decisive Union victory in the Civil War, it is also the gravesite of one of the unsung heroes of the abolitionist movement. Owen Brown, son of radical […]

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