Gaspar de Portolá was appointed Governor of Las Californias from 1768-1770. During that time, he expelled the Jesuits from Baja California and led expeditions by land and sea to settle colonies on the California coast.
Two unidentified men share a box of Cracker Jack on a bench during the annual Iowa Picnic. The Iowa Picnic was an annual gathering of Iowans living in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The gathering brought together over 100,000 people in 1935 and was often held at Bixby Park and Lincoln Park.
The "Queen of the Seven Seas", also the Queen of the Rose Parade, 19-year-old Pasadena Junior College student Treva Scott, would ride this float through the parade along with her attendants. The float featured a sea of poppies, over which the Queen drove a chariot pulled by three giant goldfish, composed of Talisman roses and maidenhair ferns. The Pasadena Memorial Flagpole (Goodhue Flagpole) is visible behind the float in its original location in the middle of the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard.
Aerial view of crowds gathered to participate in the celebration of the Mystic Shrine's Durbar festival. 20,000 spectators enjoyed street parades on South Olive Street and festivities at the Shrine Auditorium.
Crowds gathered to participate in the celebration of the Mystic Shrine's Durbar festival. An overturned car is visible within the crowd. 20,000 spectators enjoyed street parades on South Olive Street and festivities at the Shrine Auditorium.
The trip, accompanied by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, was his first to the city as President. Papers estimated hundreds of thousands saw the President . Central Station was located at Fifth and Alameda Street.