Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mystery History


Where are we? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

12 comments:

TAMMY said...

It's the grand opening of the Eaton Canyon trail up to the waterfall, near the bridge.

Margaret said...

Durn. I was going to say that too.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The completion of the bridge at Devils Gate dam (before it was a dam)

Christopher Brandow said...

eaton canyon. what Tammy said

Anonymous said...

Another vote for Tammy.

Bellis said...

I wouldn't like to hike to Eaton Canyon waterfall in one of those long dresses!

Petrea said...

I don't know what it is but the photo is very theatrical. It looks posed, but I mean that in a good way. It's professionally done.

Paul (the talker guy) said...

Early Rubio Canyon hikers.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

My second guess is that "Paul the talker guy" is right

Bellis said...

I think this is Millard Canyon below the waterfall, and they're looking up at someone at the top of the falls. (Or perhaps they're wondering where the water's got to - soon they'll find out a water company accidentally diverted it all).

kevin at Time River Productoins said...

It is 1911 and while it might seem like this is an early Pasadena outing of the newly formed Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, that would be incorrect. It actually is an early Pasadena outing of the newly formed Audubon Society. That is why people are looking up into the trees. It is not Eaton Canyon or the Arroyo Seco. It is Rubio Canyon, just below the lower falls (which sadly were obliterated by a misplaced explosion commissioned by the Las Flores Water Company which destroyed all six water falls in the canyon in 1999).
In the lower right of the picture, standing on a small boulder, wearing a hat, is a young Victor Fleming. Born in Pasadena, Fleming went on to direct the motion pictures, Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind, for which he won an academy award.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

my third guess is that I am right