Quasquicentennial. That means 125th year, and for the City of Pasadena, it’s a big one. Pasadena, the city of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, has just passed its 125th anniversary of incorporation, and is celebrating the quasquicentennial all summer long.
Your Tournament of Roses Examiner has been keeping tabs on the festivities, from the first planning meetings to the final candle. In this article, you’ll find links to photos, videos and stories about the events, including enough detail about the 300-pound cake to put on a few pounds just by looking.
The kickoff party for the summer of celebrations was at the Pasadena Museum of History, which hosted and sponsored the event along with the City of Pasadena, Avery Dennison and other local organizations.
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Events that make the summer of 2011 unforgettable
Happy Birthday Pasadena! Celebrate the quasquicentennial all summer long
Americafest 2011 at the Rose Bowl: Treat a military family to fireworks
Three hundred pounds? The making of the Pasadena quasquicentennial cake
What goes into a 300-pound cake? Creating the cake for Pasadena’s 125th birthday
The making of Pasadena’s quasquicentennial birthday cake: Photo gallery
Examiner exclusive video: 360 degree view of Pasadena’ 125th birthday cake
How was the flavor of the cake chosen? Who came up with the design?
Pasadena’s birthday cake: Vote on your favorite flavor
The 125-year taste test: Pasadena Museum of History puts the cakes to a vote
Stupendous Pasadena 125th birthday cake design unveiled, flavor announced
What happened at the big birthday bash?
Photo gallery: Pasadena’s birthday party celebrates 125 years with music and fun
Photo gallery: The cake steals the show at Pasadena’s 125th birthday party
Photo gallery: Pasadena’s birthday party shows off 125 years of vehicles
Do you want to volunteer at Pasadena Museum of History? Check out these articles that have contact information:
Help put on the party of the decade for Pasadena’s 125th birthday
Happy Birthday Pasadena! Be an ambassador to spread the word
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