Happy Birthday Pasadena | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 May 2018 19:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Happy Birthday Pasadena | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Pasadena celebrates 131 years with exhibitions on railroad-inspired artistry and the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/08/pasadena-celebrates-131-years-exhibitions-railroad-inspired-artistry-annual-pasadena-chalk-festival/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:30:16 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94946 One day a few weeks back, my son, Ted, daughter-in-law, Dorene, and two-year-old grandson Kedt treated me to an afternoon at Travel Town in Griffith Park. The free museum of trains of all sorts — from old-timey engines and stripped down coach cars to a miniature choo-choo for kids of all ages — reminds us […]

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Before light rail, Red Cars led the way to expansion of Los Angeles County https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/08/light-rail-red-cars-led-way-expansion-los-angeles-county/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:15:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94948 Southern Californians are so accustomed to going everywhere in their cars that most people can’t remember a time when there were no freeways and few people owned automobiles. However, in the early 20th century an innovative network of electric-powered trolleys was the region’s dominant form of transportation. The Pacific Electric Railway (PE), with its Big […]

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Wealth, power and art are what drove railroad magnate Henry Huntington https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/08/wealth-power-art-drove-railroad-magnate-henry-huntington/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94930 If the Red Cars of the first half of the last century could be considered a sort of art form in motion, then the life of their inventor, Henry Huntington, could easily be thought of as one of art in virtually perpetual motion — professionally and personally. Born in New York in 1850, Henry Huntington, […]

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The Mount Lowe Railway was once called ‘the greatest mountain enterprise in existence’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/08/mount-lowe-railway-called-greatest-mountain-enterprise-existence/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:30:21 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94953 New technology in modern transportation has assisted the weary traveler in many ways. Today, we can zip around the city in high-powered vehicles, and on high-speed rail, along with a bounty of other practical and innovative options for efficient travel. But there’s something about the slow wind of a trolley car, cabin open to the […]

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Pasadena’s love affair with trains has evolved into one of the nation’s most impressive light rail systems https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/08/pasadenas-love-affair-trains-evolved-one-nations-impressive-light-rail-systems/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:15:42 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94943 Dealing with traffic is a daily nightmare for most of the 10.2 million people living in Los Angeles County. With an additional 2.3 million residents projected over the next 40 years, it might seem like a hopeless situation. Yet, from its very beginnings, Pasadena has been a key city for all types of rail service, […]

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Free and fun train museum welcomes visitors at nearby Griffith Park https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/08/free-fun-train-museum-welcomes-visitors-nearby-griffith-park/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=94956 Not far from Pasadena, on Zoo Drive in historic Griffith Park, lies a popular destination for Southern California train lovers.  Travel Town, founded in 1952, educates and entertains families and children on the history of railroad transportation. “It was formed by a gentleman who worked for the Department of Recreation and Parks,” said Nancy Gneier, […]

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‘A Museum without Walls’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/06/09/a-museum-without-walls/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/6/9/a-museum-without-walls ‘A Museum without Walls’

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Horses of History https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/06/09/horses-of-history/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/6/9/horses-of-history Chariot races were a major part of the annual Tournament of Roses celebration in the early 20th-century

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Parade of Pariahs https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/06/09/parade-of-pariahs/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/6/9/parade-of-pariahs The Doo Dah Parade has been bringing the city’s most eccentric creative forces together since 1978

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And the Bands Played On https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2016/06/09/and-the-bands-played-on/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://pw.rutherstone.net/2016/6/9/and-the-bands-played-on Make Music Pasadena is well on its way to becoming a Pasadena tradition

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