The Altadena Historical Society recruited noted journalist, historian and Altadena resident Michele Zack to write Altadena: Between Wilderness and City.
Published by AHS, this book includes 251 historical photographs and illustrations, many of which were reproduced for the first time. The book received an Award of Excellence from the American Association of State and Local History in 2010 and high praise from experts including State Librarian Emeritus Kevin Starr:
"...Not only does Michele Zack tell the lively story of Altadena in an encompassing and vibrant way, she places that story in its most complete regional and national context... This is history as written by a writer of insight who knows that Altadena—as place, city, reality, and dream—encompasses the range and richness of American life.”
Altadena: Between Wilderness and City makes a great gift to new residents, lifelong residents and history buffs.
Soft cover, 231 pages ($53)
Man, Mountain and Monument: A Pictorial Account of the Mount Lowe Railway from Construction to Memorial by Mike Manning
Professor Thaddeus Lowe’s dream is brought back to life by this well-illustrated history of the Mount Lowe Railway and Resort, adapted from the author’s slide show presentation.
Soft cover, 103 pages, 2015 ($15)
Altadena's Golden Years: A Pictorial History of the Early Community by Robert H. Peterson
An excellent overview of Altadena history from the early 1800’s to the early 1900’s written by a long-time Altadena resident. It features more than 250 historical images including landmarks, streets, homes, maps and more.
Hard cover, 101 pages, 1976 ($15)
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