Wednesday, April 27, 2016

West Covina (CA)

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(My theme is places I have visited or lived)

In 1978 we moved from San Jose, CA to Pomona, CA in order to attend Bible College in San Dimas, Ca. That was in August 1978. Some time in 1980-1981 we moved to West Covina. 

Our two younger daughters were born a few blocks from our apartment on Cameron Avenue at the Queen of the Valley Hospital. Sharon and Stacy were born there in 1981 and 1982.

Stacy was almost born in the apartments! From the time that Irene woke me up at around 3:00 AMish in the morning and I was holding my new baby girl was about 45 minutes. 

West Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located 19 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles in the eastern San Gabriel Valley and is part of Greater Los Angeles. The population for the city was 106,098 at the 2010 census. Wikipedia

West Covina was incorporated as an independent city in 1923 to prevent the city of Covina from building a sewage farm in the area. Walnut groves and orange groves continued to flourish during the subsequent decades. The population in 1930 was 769 and blossomed to 1,549 in 1940.

 As a result of remarkable expansion during the post World War II building boom, West Covina became one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities between 1950 and 1960, with the population increasing 1,000 per cent from less than 5,000 to more than 50,000 citizens. The decades between 1960 and 2000 demonstrated steady growth, which slowed significantly by the time of the 2010 census.


Arlee Bird said...

West Covina is not far from where I live. I used to go over there fairly frequently, but lately I just pass though on my way somewhere else.

Arlee Bird
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nashvillecats2 said...

This showed Gregg a good insight of where your daughters were born and your life way back then.A pleasure to read.

shortybear said...

enjoyed this