of the past

Journey back in time through a visual history of Pico Rivera’s rich past with an archive of newly uncovered photos from various decades of the City many may find unfamiliar. The gallery features photos of field workers in sprawling acres of avocados, walnuts, and citrus groves that stretched across the two towns of Pico and Rivera in the early 1900s. As these images transition from black and white into color, they symbolize the drastic changes the area underwent after World War II, following the rapid housing and industrial development that propelled Pico Rivera into the celebrated community it is today.

Charles Coffman
Thomas L. Gooch Ranch
Wedding Photo 1897
Rivera's First School
The White Family
Howard Spencer
Oliver P. and Nancy Graham Passons
Joseph Hartley Burke
Woman's Improvement Club of Rivera,
Moving the Church
Snyder Family
Bullock Family
Rivera Freight House, 1880s
Withrow Family
Walnut Harvesting
Coffman Family
The Red Car System
Rivera Mail, c. 1900
Grover's Garage
The Rivera Baseball Team of 1903
The Turf Club
Fred Gould Home
Santa Fe Depot, c.1900
Coward's General Merchandise
Santa Fe Depot c.1940's
Coffman Home
H. E. Good's Hay & Feed
Telegraph Road c.1902
Clearing Orange Trees
Spraying Oranges
Agricultural Past
Rivera Market c.1940's
Telegraph Road
Removal of City Markers
Huck Finn Days 1960's
City Seal Design Contest
1958 City Council Candidates
Republic Federal Savings & Loan
Pio Pico Fiesta Days c.1950's
Archery c.1950's
Rivera School
Car Wash Grand Opening
E.B. Manning and Sons
Bank of Pico Rivera Parking Lot
Margie's Record Shop Grand Opening
Scouts Learn Fire Safety
Pico Boys Baseball League Inc. 1962
Santa Fe Depot 1967
Mount Baldy Restaurant
Breaking Ground on the New Library
10 Year Anniversary Celebration 1968
L.A. Fire Dept. c.1950's
Ford Motor Company
Pico Rivera's Anniversary Queen
Pico Rivera Girl Kadets c.1950's
Pio Pico Fiesta Days 1953
Parade Staging Area
Parade Staging Area
Along the Parade Route
Pico Rivera Community Hospital
Pico Rivera City Hall
The Shopping Bag Food Store
Whittier Boulevard
Pico Rivera Water Tower
The Local Grocery Store c.1967
New City Hall Artist Rendering 1963
El Rancho High School 1952
Huck Finn Days c.1980's
Home Savings and Loan
Montgomery Ward
Breaking Ground on Whittier Plaza
Millionth Thunderbird Emblem
Northrop Grumman Plant
Aerial View of the Ford Motor Plant
Angels Baseball Field Trip
Camp Alottafun
Ford Motor Plant
The Pico Park Rangers
City Hall Dodgers
Chamber of Commerce Dodger Stadium
Santa Fe Depot Yard 1979
Parke-Davis 1976
Senior Center Grand Opening
Boxing Match at the Sports Arena
25th Anniversary Parade
40th Anniversary Parade
City Hall Staff Halloween Costumes
Music at City Hall
4th of July Tug of War
Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce
Grand Opening of Rivera Florist
Bike Contest
Senior Center Construction
Fitness c.1981
Summer Festivities
Last Day of the Ford Plant
Smith Park Slide
Parks and Recreation
Huck Finn Days Parade
1980's Parade
Skateboarding in the early 80's
Fire Station 40 Responds
Governor Ronald Reagan
Rosemead Arma Center
Miss Pico Rivera c.1980's
Hands Across America 1976
Pico Rivera City Hall c.1970's
City Hall Renovation
Pico Rivera Sports Arena
Pico Rivera Sports Arena
Pico Rivera Sports Arena
Charreada (Mexican Rodeo)
Ford Motor Company
XXIII Olympiad 1984
Pico Water District Tower
Float for the Olympics Parade 1984
Smith Park Rec Center Plans
Memorial Day at City Hall
Smith Park Sign Painted
Box Car Races at El Rancho High