Discover the history of Angels Flight and its long-lost downtown L.A. cousin, Court Flight in episode one of Incline L.A., a new video series we co-produced with KCET.

Possible makeshift Olympics for young fans, 1932. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Possible makeshift Olympics for young fans, 1932. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More Olympic rowing in Long Beach, 1932. The oil derricks don’t quite outnumber the well-dressed spectators. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More Olympic rowing in Long Beach, 1932. The oil derricks don’t quite outnumber the well-dressed spectators. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

USC Trojan and gold-medal Olympian Lee Barnes, in mid pole vault, 1924. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

USC Trojan and gold-medal Olympian Lee Barnes, in mid pole vault, 1924. From the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

An 1858 survey map of Rancho San Pascual, out of which Pasadena and the neighboring communities were carved. Much of the rancho is depicted on the map as a flat plain, bordered to the north by the San Gabriel Mountains and to the west by the “Cañada of the Arroyo Seco.”
To learn more about the history of the area, don’t miss L.A. as Subject’s latest post, “Pasadena at 125: Early History of the Crown City,” on KCET’s SoCal Focus blog. 

An 1858 survey map of Rancho San Pascual, out of which Pasadena and the neighboring communities were carved. Much of the rancho is depicted on the map as a flat plain, bordered to the north by the San Gabriel Mountains and to the west by the “Cañada of the Arroyo Seco.”

To learn more about the history of the area, don’t miss L.A. as Subject’s latest post, “Pasadena at 125: Early History of the Crown City,” on KCET’s SoCal Focus blog.