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  • cityhall_snowshot_oldNEXT UP!
    Join us in celebrating Pasadena’s 125th year of incorporation by attending:

    Pasadena POPS Music Under the Stars
    Saturday, September 24
    Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. FREE

    5:30 p.m. for picknicking; 7:30 concert begins
    www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org
    (626)  793-7172

    To honor its 125th anniversary as a city, Pasadena begins celebrating in June, kicking off with a birthday party extravaganza at Pasadena Museum of History on June 11, and followed by concerts, fireworks and more in the summer and fall.

    Don’t miss your chance to say “quasquicentennial!”

    Don’t miss your chance to discover the city’s talents and treasures while learning more about the people, places and events that play a major role in Pasadena’s reputation as a world-class city, including the Rose Bowl Stadium, Caltech, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Playhouse and the Tournament of Roses.

    Now a city with 140,000 residents and a reputation for world-class amenities, Pasadena was a rural hamlet when residents decided it was time to guide their town’s destiny by incorporating on June 12, 1886. The year saw rapid changes in the United States: Sears & Roebuck, Avon, and Coca-Cola were established, a dishwasher was patented, the bicycle was the popular mode of transportation, Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler each filed for patents on their motorcars powered by internal-combustion engines, and the railroad was newly arrived in Southern California. This new mode of transcontinental travel helped inspire Pasadena to become a vacation destination for people wanting to escape the harsh Eastern winters.

    Now there are even more great reasons to visit!

    For more information call (626) 744-4755.

    125th Anniversary banner photograph by Judy Kent.