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If Azusa lived up to the reputation aggrandized from the glib assessment that it was the city with "everything from A to Z in the U.S.A.," no one would want to live anywhere else. Hyperbole aside, many Azusa residents love the place just as it is. This vibrant city grew from a citrus town to a bustling suburb nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Also known as the "Canyon City" onthe banks of the San Gabriel River, Azusa initially was a village of the Gabrieleno tribe before becoming Henry Dalton's Rancho Azusa during rule by Spain and later Mexico, and continued to grow duringCalifornia's fledgling era of U.S. statehood. Founded by Los Angeles banker Jonathan Sayer Slauson in 1887 as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad, the city was incorporated in 1898.
ISBN: 9780738547107
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Jeffrey Lawrence Cornejo Jr., a descendent of one of Azusa's original founding families, has been both president of the Azusa Historical Society and chairman of the Azusa Historical Preservation Commission for more than a decade. Using vintage photographs from personal family collections as well as the archives of the Azusa Historical Society, he has assembled this keepsake with as much A to Z in Azusa that could be found.
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