Date: 1880 - 1910
Description: Photograph of a group of 47 men, women, and children standing on the steps that lead to the Redondo Hotel in Redondo, California. Balustrade that is part of the building roof at top center of photo. Tropical plant (on covered porch area of main building) to far left of photo. Written in white in bottom left corner: "5L9". Back of photograph in blue type reads: "BALLOON ROUTE EXCURSION Los Angeles The Finest $1.00 Trolley Trip in the World Over the Scenic Lines of the Los Angeles-Pacific Co. [poem enclosed in thin blue line] Away in the merry Southland, Far down where the oranges grow = = In the land of the great busy city, Where the angels were lost long ago, There's a way to forget your troubles, For a day to be brimful of fun, And the jolly Balloon Route Excursion Will show you how it is done. [second stanza] "Not up in the air" he takes you, Though you'd think you had left there For weariness, trouble, sorrow or care Have no place in this car=load of (?) Then away and away he will speed you Through Fairy Land, down to the shore Then back to real life, ...
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park