Senator Frank Flint sets out to develop a wealthy suburb for the burgeoning city of Pasadena, at the time one of the most fashionable addresses in the nation.
- INDIAN SPRINGS
Lyle Draves coaches Olympic divers at the Indian Springs swimming pool in Montrose, one of the most popular attractions in the valley. VIEW CLIP
Two health-seekers from Michigan purchase the entire Mexican Land Grant known as Rancho La Canada, today La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, the Verdugo Woodlands, North Glendale, and a portion of Tujunga. VIEW CLIP
- MONTROSE FLOOD
On New Year's Eve 1933, a flash flood wipes out much of the new city of Montrose. VIEW CLIP
- THE BUND
In the 1930s, Nazi sympathizers join local Germans celebrating the Fasching Festival (Mardi Gras) in La Crescenta's Hindenburg Park. VIEW CLIP
- BABY BOOM
The valley's population explodes after World War II with the arrival of veterans taking advantage of the GI Bill. VIEW CLIP
A small band of brilliant, daring Caltech students experiment with rockets in the vacant land of the Arroyo Seco. VIEW CLIP
- BEULAH LOUISE
The murder trial of a wealthy La Canada-Flintridge couple becomes the longest murder trial in American history and a national obsession. VIEW CLIP
Edward Prince Haskell, the nephew of La Crescenta's founder, Dr. Benjamin Briggs, single-handedly creates a road from Tujunga to Pasadena. VIEW CLIP
Over an hour of rare, never-before-seen footage!
- 1926–1936 Flintridge Home Movies
- 1930s German Festival in Hindenburg Park
- Indian Springs swimming pool 1940s
- Snow storm in La Crescenta 1957
- Church of the Lighted Window 1954–1958
- Wallace Castle in La Canada 1959
- German Costume Festival 1953
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|RUNNING TIME: 138 min.
BONUS FEATURES: 70 min.
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