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Glendora, an aerial view
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Glendora was founded on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb and was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. In the mid-1930s, nearly all of the city's 4,500 acres of land were cultivated for citrus fruit; by the late 1950s agriculture had given way to large-scale residential development. As of 2006, population of the city known as the "Pride of the Foothills" was estimated at 51,608.
Aerial view of Michigan Ave. (now Glendora Ave.) and surrounding area. The main thoroughfare seen in the middle of the photo is Michigan Ave., which runs in a north-to-south direction. Orchards dominate the upper portion of the area. At the time this photograph was taken, Glendora had already begun to have that "developed" appearance. The surge of prosperity had started 20 years earlier when plenty of water was found in the lands below the mouth of San Dimas Canyon. With that, the area really mushroomed. Photo dated: July 12, 1924.; Photo is a larger version of image 00076273.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Glendora (Calif.)
Glendora (Calif.)--Aerial views

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