Edna Smith


Listen to the eyewitnesses of Altadena history

The Altadena Historical Society began collecting oral histories back in the days of audio tapes to record the personal recollections of longtime Altadenans for future generations.

Our collection includes fascinating first-person written accounts of Altadena life, including those of Richard Bale, author Growing Up in Altadena in the 1940’s and Mary Agnes Crank, who told of ranch life here in the 1870’s.

We have put many of these online, and for those that are not hyperlinked below, you may come in to listen to them. Click any name for a description of that person's story.

We continue to look for people with interesting experiences of life in Altadena as we add to our collection. If you know someone who would be willing to talk with us about their stories, please send us an email.

Altadena Historical Society
730 E. Altadena Dr.  MAP
Altadena, CA 91001-2351

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