Pasadena. A name derived from the Chippewa dialect which means "Crown of the Valley."

Wookey, Howard (mapmaker).
Pasadena, CA. Howard Wookey. Copyright 1933.
Color pictographic / pictorial map, 17 1/4 x 24 inches on sheet size 18 1/4 x 25 inches, folding as issued into mailing envelope 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Archivally repaired separation at right horizontal fold, overall very good condition, with original mailing envelope (lacking flap, otherwise in very good condition. This amusing and informative bird's eye view style street map extolls the virtues of Pasadena, California. The artist and Pasadena resident Howard Wookey writes in the text block at lower left: "This cartograph of Pasadena is affectionately dedicated to those fortunate souls who abide within its boundaries and to those many persons on the outside looking in with longing hearts... For who has seen Pasadena and felt the lure of it's (sic) balmy fragrance, the tang of it's scientific achievements, the natural beauty of it's setting, the warmth of it's peace loving citizenry, that has not wished he too could live there? And to those on the outside - we send this message, "Keep Hoping - Keep Smiling - Keep trying" - and Someday, perhaps, we will meet in the Crown City, The Gala City of the New Year, 'E Afortunado Anno Nuevo." The route of the Rose Parade is marked in red. Places of interest are pictured and named and events from Pasadena' history are portrayed in cartoon style. The pictorial border of vignette illustrations depicts places, people and events of interest. OCLC/WorldCat lists a single library holding at the University of California, Los Angeles. Item #54685

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