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This is up north of where JPL is now, in the early part of the 20th Century. Early Pasadena settlers are putting down some of the first stream barricades in some of the first strategic planning for later drought.
I too say north Arroyo, but late 1800's. Diverting stream to provide Pasadena with irrigation.
It's an outing of early Pasadenans to Devil's Gate (before the dam). You can see the devil in the background - someone's climbed on his head! I've hiked up the Arroyo Seco to see this place and it hasn't changed much, including the graffiti.
Can I just add that this must have been quite a beauty spot until that dam wall was built behind it.
It's the construction of Chaney Trail, leading into Millard Canyon (where the waterfall is).
I see the Devil's head, so Bellis must be right on locale, but I think it's more than an outing. It looks to me like they are making a railroad. I'd lay late 1800s.
I think that's probably the first (and last entertaining) Rose Parade those guys you see standing around back there are probably the first rose court.
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