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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
RE: Huntington Hotel, Pasadena

Thanks so much for sharing your memories, CBD.

Did you know the Huntington Hotel pool was California's first Olympic swimming pool? [built in 1926]
You were swimming in a BIG pool, CBD!

I also found this interesting.

"At the beginning of WW2 as the nation mobilized, all hotel reservations were cancelled, still, the hotel remained open for civilian and military use.
The army's 35th Division used a portion of the hotel as its regional headquarters."

I thought it would be easy-peasy to locate a photo of the 35th Regional Division HQ when it was located at the hotel...but so far I've come up empty.

Info. HERE

Thanks ER for the info and update. Not knowing, I checked on the size of an ''Olympic Pool".
Olympic-size swimming pools are approximately 164 feet in length and 82 feet in width.

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