California Pasadena Independent Newspaper Archives Oct 12 1961, Page 16

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Pasadena Independent (Newspaper) - October 12, 1961, Pasadena, California An s Jwj. Wednesday. October ii. Ill Independent. Thuh9dav. October ii. Ill Veteran conductor tells of tour by c. Fred Shoop friends in the next three and a half Miles of this trolley trip you will Cross 18 Bridges and pass around 127 curves. The longest stretch of straight track is but 225 feet in length looking on the left now you will see horse shoe curve and tie three elevations track Over which we have just travelled May your visit be a pleasant so reads in part a description of the famed mount Lowe paper printed Dally at mount trolley trip Alpine Section As Lowe Alpine tavern if you delivered by conductors on the line Between 1s93 and 1936 when the Una was discontinued. Winthrop h. Owen of Temple City an extra conductor on the mount Lowe run from 1927 to 1934 and still an employee of the Pacific electric com Pany is the Man with the memory been thoughtful enough All Down on paper for the Benefit of posterity. Owen formerly a resident of Pasadena from 1923 to 1937 says he has Given this talk Many times on them our Itai and Many residents of South Ern California Wilt read it Here for the first and will peruse it with unusual nostalgic emotions. He says each con Ductor on the line gave this talk in his own words incorporating the essential information and data contained herewith thus there wore some variations in the text. Owen very kindly pre pared n a Carly typed copy of his Spiel mid presented it to Trio Pasadena historical society and its curator Fred Erick h. Nelson has Given me permission to print it Herel Ivill print your name and address on the slips of paper which will now be passed out to you your names will appear in today s Issue of the paper. Looking below on the left May be seen Hor shoe curve and the three elevations of track Over which we have just passed. We Are Row approach ing Sunset Point from which Beautiful sunsets Over the mountains and the Valley be Low May be the balance of the talk with More about Winthrop Owen will be printed in week s instalment of Auld Lang Syre friends you Are now Start ing the last three and a half Miles of this trolley trip on which you will Cross 18 Bridges and pass around 127 curves the longest piece of straight track being but 225 feet in length. The Canyon below you on the left is known As Las Flores Canyon a Spanish term mean ing the Canyon of Flowers. Ii derives us name from the thousands of native wild flow ers which Bloom in the Canyon each Spring. Looking across the Canyon to the Ridge above you May to seen the world famous circular Bridge which to will pass Over in about 15 minutes. Will you now have your tickets ready please we Are now approaching the Capo of Good Hope where we will Cross the Ridge from Las Flores Canyon into Millard Canyon. Looking across Las Flores Canyon to the left you can see Echo Mountain from where we started a few moments ago. We Are now passing around the Cape of Good Hope and entering Millard Canyon. Jus ahead is the longest stretch o. Road on this Section of tin trip. It is 225 feet Long. Millard Canyon Bolow you now is beautifully wooded Canyon with a Small Stream at Thi Bottom. Below us in the can Yon at this Point is Dawi mine an Early Day Gold Minim venture. Several of the Illi Nois still remain but an boarded up and used As Par of Pasadena s water Supply system. We Are now crossing the Devil s slide so named be cause the Loose decomposed Granite of which it is com posed makes treacherous foot ing for the unwary hiker on slope now we approach horse shoe curve. It is a 120-Ciegrce curve which moans that for each 100 feet of the curve to pass around 120 degrees or of a Circle. You will observe that we Are making almost a Complete Circle our direction leaving the curve now being opposite to but on a higher level than when we a preached the curve. Just ahead is the steepest Grade on this part of the trip a 7 per cent Grade. Because the steepness of the Grade at this Point causes a heavy Strain on the gears and motors of Tho car it will to appreciated if you will All loan Forward in an Effort to relieve that added Strain. As we come out of this Grove of live Oak Trees into Thoj open we can see the City of Long Beach and other coastal areas m6re than 30 Miles away. Looking beyond May be seen the Catalina Channel with cat Alina Island in the distance nearly 60 Miles from us. We Are now coming to the world famous circular Bridge. As we approach it the Preci pice on the right is a sheer drop of almost 1000 feet. This Bridge was the first Bridge in the world designed for both the and an ascending it is almost a Complete Circle nearly 400 feet in length with better than a 4 per cent Grade. Looking to the right Imda below us we again View the Lis if pres Canyon and Edi o Morita in. Where you changed from the incline to is it souvenir news of Tell of life by Bernice Fortune there first i d like to say Happy birthday to my grandson Jimmie who made his Debu nto the world at the Sam Ime the first full of life Olumn came into being three ears ago. Eileen Brown who re cent joined the cd Allengui Sha revised ways to help herself she uses Sticks about 18 Inch Ong and one half Inch wide he Lias a tooth Brush taped t one a comb to another. Yes is said vanity thy name s and Eileen stil very much a lady. She even Las a powder putt taped on me stick. Kvin though in a Lliel chair unable to do some things she d like o do her mental attitude is wonderful and she refuses to let her mind be she paints in oils and othe mediums. She manages he Lom prepares menus write cutters and keeps up with cur events while keeping an Eye on television plus Ranj ther things. I can just picture her racing through the House in her who chair doing the housework rubbing a mop for this stick for that like a musician playing a Marimba going fron one of tie instruments to the other. Eileen never considers he self a All Thos activities How could she be she says there s always t who can say what t Morrow might bring for some of us tomorrow might even bring discover ii releasing us from our Earth afflictions chastened but o so much Svisco. Till next week god Bio you. I dreamt 1 was selected for Snow s Only Best make ill your cat. All tuna liver n meat Chicken chopped fish meaty mix kidney n meat Ortoss cat foods Power Plia Surja plenty for your meals too thanks to famous values genuine Spring Lamb legs genuine Spring Book inc Yalof Kwa volumes 1 thru 6 now on Sale at All stores Lamb roast who or either half Square Cut shoulder 59 35 to to legs or thighs breasts frying Ciffo Kev parts economical meaty All White meat wings backs necks 10 i to famous eight o clock Coffee custom ground j i powder room facial tissue Spring shoulder chops round Ione Lamb chops Large loin or re Lamb chops Spring Lami chops Small loin or rib for patties ground Lamb oct. Cheese festival 69 79 89 Acif s All Good sliced Bacon Oscar Mayer All meat Franks Oscar Mayer sliced Bologna economical Lamb breast fresh Lamb Shanks 49k 55 10k 33 to Wisconsin mild Cheddar at sliced Muenster at sliced Provolo purity sliced Edam Loi. Own Sunnybrook fresh eggs Large Grade a 49 Doz. Ann Page salad dressing c fun quart 45 Ann Page Peanut butter 24-or. Jar 53 Ann Page Beans i a att 221-Ci. Cans Sultana Small stuffed olives 6-er. Old fashion Glass 39 Ann Page grape Jelly Lovi of. Old fashion Glass just arrived a p s Jane Parker fruit cakes Light 1-Pound dark 2-Pnniid i doric 169 Heinz Tomato soup Heinz vegetable base soup Heinz Ketchup Heinz Kosher Dills Heinz meat base soup . Saltines Caner Lawry s Spaghetti sauce mix 2 49c magic Ann Page preserves peach pineapple Apricot halloween Candy buy now Candy Corn handouts trick or treat l handouts fresh fruits a vegetables Chicken of the sea tuna fish li9ht i at 33 chunk Van decamps bakeries specials doughnut week your favorite doughnuts at special prices dog food velvet red yams 29 2 Golden Ripe bananas ibs. Fancy yellow onions foothill at Rosemead Pasadena Woodbury re. At los Robles Altadena Las Tunas at Baldwin Arcadia we Miank t Pacific Tea. Company. My. Price effect ten thin., a. Sot. T su., oct. Ihm calf hymn to fam m in i Kihun his milk open Uttmi sublet to finc for Dishis Vel liquid Waldorf toilet Cut rite Wax paper us i in Gersuk s baby food strained. 3 27 Jun Lof 3

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