Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chavez Ravine

Pasadenaadjacent commented on my Dodger Stadium post about having friends who were evicted from Chavez Ravine. Sadely, many families were forced to leave their homes in order to make room for the new stadium and public housing.

The top photo is Chavez Ravine in 1950. The second photo was taken during a forced eviction in 1959.

You can read more about Chavez Ravine here.

2 comments:

JM said...

Very interesting informative posts about the stadium issue.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Don't have the name handy but remember a few years back looking at a book that documents the Ravine back in happier times.
thanks for the link (the friend was my neighbor Jessy, a talented mariachi player)