La Cañada

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The city of La Cañada Flintridge is made up of the nearly century-long communities of La Cañada—once a mosaic of ranchlands honeycombed with vineyards and olive and citrus groves—and Flintridge, an affluent enclave and health resort in the early 1900s. La Cañada's various neighborhoods were renamed La Cañada Flintridge during the city's incorporation in 1976. Known for its excellent schools and as a gateway to the Angeles National Forest, La Cañada is also home to Descanso Gardens, an internationally known 165-acre botanical garden sold to Los Angeles County by former Los Angeles Daily News tycoon Manchester Boddy, and to NASA's esteemed Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), located on the city's northwest border.
ISBN: 9780738531106
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Yana Ungermann-Marshall grew up on Pizzo Ranch Road at the top of Gould Canyon. Years later, when she returned to La Cañada, she repurchased her childhood home with her husband, Michael. She created the Manchester Boddy Library at Descanso Gardens and teaches at Glendale Community College. The vintage photographs she showcases here have been gathered from such sources as the Glendale Public Library, Lanterman House in La Cañada Flintridge, Descanso Gardens, and other local archives.
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