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Glendora, California (Postcard History Series)

Glendora, California (Postcard History Series)

by Ryan Lee Price


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Azusa Valley, before the 1850s, was a wilderness of ancient live oak trees; thick stretches of cactus, chaparral, and sagebrush; and large boulders from thousands of years of erosion. Pioneers staked claims and began to clear the land. Though many gave up and moved back East, the permanent settlers persevered, and Glendora emerged as a town around 1887. Glendora incorporated in 1911, and an immensely profitable citrus industry kept it thriving. Today it is a quaint community, proud of its citrus-trade heritage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738558004
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/09/2008
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,145,302
Product dimensions: 8.84(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

For this retrospective glimpse at the history of Glendora, author Ryan Lee Price selected nearly 200 postcards from several collections, notably those of Glendora Historical Society, longtime Glendora collector Gordon Rowley, and Southern California's postcard magnet, Roger LeRoque. All of these wonderful images, some not seen since they were posted, illustrate the journey of a once-bustling rural community into a vibrant suburb of Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
The Pioneer Age     9
Early Glendora     23
Everybody Goes Downtown     35
Education and Places of Worship     45
In Glendora, Citrus is King     57
Natural Beauty and Hidden Fortunes     71
A Trip around Town     83
Glendora's Landmarks and Legends     95
The Judge on the Mountain     109
Becoming Glendora     115
Bibliography     127

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