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What are your memories of working at Rohr Riverside?

Where did you shop at Sears? Zodys? The Treasury? Wards? The Plaza? TG&Y? Gemco? Sages? Olies? Carpenter's Department Store? Harvest House? Rexall? Woolworth? Builders Emporium at the Plaza? The Tyler Mall?

Where did you eat? Guys Grinders? Ivans Restaurant? The Whip aka 'The Whipperell'? Did you eat cheeseburgers for lunch at The Harbor?

Where did you bank? The Rohr Credit Union? UCB on Tyler? Crocker Bank? Security Pacific?

Did you participate in the 1955 strike over compulsory arbitration?

Do you remember the big flood of 1969?

Do you remember the strike in 1955 with the elephants?

What about the strike in 1971?

Do you remember the Sylmar earthquake in 1971 that damaged a compressor at Rohr and threw stuff all over Cypress Street?

Did you belong to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers or the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America?

Did you know that after World War II Rohr dabbled in the toy boat business? Home appliances including washing machines? Radio cabinets? Vacuum cleaners? Toy scooters? (Rohr News, April 1990).

Do you remember The Pike, an amusement park, in Long Beach? Everybody in southern California went there. It was popular during World War II. At that time it had the biggest roller coaster in the world.

Did you ever ride the Pacific Electric Railway red cars that ran down the center of Magnolia Avenue?



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