New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Pasadena 1940-2008. In over 200 vintage photographs, local authors Patrick Conyers, Cedar Phillips and the Pasadena Museum of History share the history of Pasadena in this new book.
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.
All proceeds from the book will go to the Pasadena Museum of History.
Highlights of Pasadena 1940-2008:
• Contains many images that have never been published before
• Shows photos of Pasadena’s memorable snowstorms
• Documents a broad range of local history including the Tournament of Roses, 1994 World Cup, churches, businesses and quiet residential neighborhoods
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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