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This Month's Meeting:

Railroad Depots of the Southern Pacific

Monday, March 18th 7:00pm

La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living
At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta

Architectural historian Jean-Guy Dubé creates blueprint style renderings of historic railroad buildings, including some from the Glendale & Montrose Railway, shown above. Mr. Dubé will talk about the process of creating these and the research that goes into them.

Coming Events:

Old Ridge Route Tour

Saturday, April 6th at 10:00 a.m.
Meet at the Carl's Jr in Gorman. Take the 5 Freeway north, exit at Gorman (Exit 202). Turn right, and right again at Gorman Post Road. The Carl's Jr. is a half a block down on the right side. Park in the dirt lot just past the Carl's Jr. parking lot.

The Old Ridge Route is not maintained, but most passenger cars can drive it. We may have to carpool at Carl's Jr. to keep the number of cars down to 10.

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

$15 per person

The Ridge Route was built in 1915 to connect Los Angeles with the Central Valley. It was an incredibly windy road, made for the slower cars of that era. It lasted until 1934 when it was bypassed by modern highways. Incredibly, portions of it are still open. We'll be taking a guided driving tour of a portion of the road, led by the Ridge Route Historical Society.

There is no hiking involved, just getting in and out of cars at the various stops. Bring water and snacks. No pets please.

Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.

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