July 5, 2013 • 953 views
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Holiday Events …. Independence Day will be celebrated by the cities of San Gabriel and Rosemead with parades and festivities. San Gabriel, celebrating its 100th anniversary will celebrate with a Kid Day parade and picnic. The parade will start at 9:30 in the historic Mission District. The City Picnic will follow at Smith Park with the event scheduled to last until 1PM. The City of Rosemead hosts a city-wide parade starting at 9AM and proceeding east along Valley Boulevard. The parade is certain to entertain you with bands, dancers, antique cars and honored guests. Afterwards, Rosemead Park will provide activities for holiday fun seekers with booths, food and music. Fireworks are scheduled to start later in the evening at Rosemead Park. There is always a lot going on at the park on the 4th of July. Come on out and enjoy one or both of these events at your local city venue. … Good Move … The ACE Trench Project which will lower the railroad tracks in San Gabriel unearthed more than 50,000 findings so far in the project. One of the more interesting finds was a Millrace used at Chapman’s Mill in the early 1800’s. It was recently unearthed, extracted and moved from its resting place for the past 150 plus years to its new home at Centennial Park across from San Gabriel City Hall. The Millrace was used to control and distribute the flow of water to the Mill. Its smooth trench channel with rock and adobe mortar was dug up and transported to its new home on Friday June 21st. Gabrieleno labor was more than likely used to construct the Millrace with Joseph Chapman performing the engineering of the construction. The addition fits well in historic San Gabriel and its official unveiling should take place sometime this summer…. Hot Days ….. June just ended and it’s already a scorcher of a summer season with temperatures exceeding 95 degrees. One way to keep cool is to make use of local community pools. Smith Park Pool located at 232 W. Broadway in San Gabriel will be open from 1 – 3:30 PM for recreational use. The fee is no more than $2.00 for all ages and swimming lessons are offered for all age and experience groups. The experience levels are named after sea life starting with Tadpoles and progressing through Dolphins and Orcas. Contact the City of San Gabriel Parks and Recreation for more information including registration at 626-308-2875…