Thursday, October 7, 2010
Eagle Rock @ 100
Planning is already underway for Eagle Rock’s centennial celebration, to take place in 2011. An entire year’s worth of festivities is planned—beginning with a kick-off event at the time of the actual anniversary in February and continuing through to a major community event later in the year.
Many community organizations have been working on the plans. A special focus has been on monuments that will endure for another hundred years, such as the planting of 100 trees for 100 years and the creation of an Eagle Rock Centennial Monument near the Colorado Boulevard border with Glendale.
A commemorative Centennial calendar is in production and will be available shortly.
Eagle Rock was originally a separate city from Los Angeles. The Centennial marks Eagle Rock’s incorporation as a city with a population of about 600 people. In 1923, voters opted to join up with Los Angeles. (The area around Occidental College already had become part of L.A. in 1916.)
Centennial planning meetings are held regularly, and representatives of organizations and individual residents are most welcome to participate. Visit www.eaglerockcentennial.com for meeting information.