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Pasadena, California 1940-2008 (Images of America Series)

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Since 1940, Pasadena has experienced seismic shifts, both literally and figuratively. The postwar suburban explosion touched the city, with new homes, new jobs, and new worldviews shaping the coming of age of a municipality known for its hospitality, science, culture, and good weather. This companion volume to Arcadia Publishing's Early Pasadena continues the city's remarkable story as it draws on seldom-seen photographs from the Pasadena Museum of History, along with images from private collections, to trace the...
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Overview

Since 1940, Pasadena has experienced seismic shifts, both literally and figuratively. The postwar suburban explosion touched the city, with new homes, new jobs, and new worldviews shaping the coming of age of a municipality known for its hospitality, science, culture, and good weather. This companion volume to Arcadia Publishing's Early Pasadena continues the city's remarkable story as it draws on seldom-seen photographs from the Pasadena Museum of History, along with images from private collections, to trace the story of the past 70 years. The result is a compendium that chronicles the struggles and triumphs of this beloved city. Longtime residents, new arrivals, first-time visitors, and anyone lucky enough to have experienced the "Crown City" firsthand will find something of interest in this engaging illustrated history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738569079
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/6/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 981,088
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Authors Patrick Conyers and Cedar Phillips wrote this book on behalf of the Pasadena Museum of History, the only museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of the west San Gabriel Valley. Dr. Conyers serves as a trustee on the museum's board of directors, while Phillips works at the museum as a writer and historian. The pair also coauthored Pasadena: A Business History, and Phillips is the author of Early Pasadena.
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