Local History Trivia

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How much do you know about Glendora's history?

Find out with our new trivia question. Every month or so, we will post a new question in the library and on our website for you to answer. You can use our resources about Glendora’s history to find the answer or ask a librarian at the information desk to point you in the right direction. We have numerous books, historic newspapers on microfilm, a clippings file and an index for the Glendoran Magazine.

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Question:

The house in this photo is still standing and is one of the oldest houses in Glendora, built in 1883.

Do you know where it is? What color is it now?

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Question:

We know quite a bit about this picture of early Glendora.

Who are the three men in the photo? When was it taken? What is the model and year of the horseless carriage?

This picture was taken in 1908 and the men pictured are Charles Matthews, Clyde Wamsley and Charles Weaver. The car is a 1907 Ford Model N. 

Source: Stories of Old Glendora by Ryan Lee Price.


 

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Question:

The first post office in Glendora was located in the home of the first postmaster.

What was his name?

W. B. Cullen.

 

Source:  The Glendoran magazine, May/June 2005.


 

 

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Question:
The "Converse Building," pictured here in 1905, still stands on Glendora Avenue.

What business has been in this building since 1943?
What is the building called now?

Nelson's Drug Store and the "Lee Building"

Source: The Converse Building 1905 by Ryan Price in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of the Glendoran magazine.

 

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  Question:
For several years, Glendora had the largest citrus packing house in the world. 

To which U.S. President did we send monthly shipments of oranges? 
President William Howard Taft
Source: Glendora, Pride of the Foothills: a Short History

 

     
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 This building, located at 314 Glendora Avenue, has been  repurposed many times in its long history. Since its  construction 100 years ago, the building has served as  Glendora's City Hall, Jail, Firehouse, and even housed the  American Legion Frank J. Gard Post No. 153 in the 1950s.

 What is this building used for today?
The Glendora Historical Society Museum. They had their first open house on January 9, 1955.
The Museum is open 11am-2pm most Saturdays, go check it out!

 

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