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This Mexican governor of California had a rancho that encompassed the area of present-day WhittierPio Pico
92.9%
This religious group founded WhittierQuakers
78.6%
This institution was chartered as an academy in 1887 and a college in 1901Whittier College
67.9%
It is named for John Greenleaf Whittier, who won renown as one of thesePoet
66.1%
The U.S. President went to Whittier High School, Whittier College, and practiced law in WhittierRichard Nixon
64.3%
This other institution on Whittier's outskirts was first a reformatory and later a correctional facilityNelles School For Boys (Whittier State School)
63.4%
In 1987, Whittier was struck by a 5.7 magnitude one of theseEarthquake
58.9%
The oldest house in Whittier, located on Camilla Street, is associated with this manJonathan Bailey
54.5%
This highway was, at various times, El Camino Real, County Road, and US Route 101 Whittier Boulevard
48.2%
This park comprises the site of Mount Olive and Broadway CemeteriesFounder's Park
42%
Whittier was founded in this year1887
41.1%
This lumberman, oil baron and citrus farmer gave his name to a hospital and a neighborhoodSimon Murphy
36.6%
An arts festival is held around this historic treeParadox Hybrid Walnut Tree
34.8%
The former Union Pacific (LASL) tracks between Pioneer Blvd and Mills Avenue are today in use as... Greenway Trail
34.8%
There used to be a Latino shantytown on the Western edge of Whittier known as what?Jimtown
33.9%
The building that is today Starbucks, Crystal Marquis and the Commoner Bar was originally a...Bank (The National Trust and Savings Bank)
32.1%
The building that is now King Richards Antique Mall was originally one of theseCitrus Packing house
31.3%
This historic building was originally used by the Southern Pacific Railway and now sits across the street from the Doubletree HotelWhittier Depot
31.3%
Whittier High's Auditorium bears the name of this teacher, coach and mayorVic Lopez
31.3%
This road over the Puente Hills was completed in 1913Turnbull Canyon Road
31.3%
This man was head of Whittier's Land and Water Company and gives his name to a major Whittier streetAquila Pickering
30.4%
This was the east-west divide in Whittier's old address systemGreenleaf Avenue
30.4%
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In this decade, Whittier annexed major portions of East Whittier and built its current City Hall and Library1950s
28.6%
This was the name of the group of buildings at Hadley and Greenleaf in the early 20th centuryFour Bricks
27.7%
Two-Star, Penn and Quaker Girl were all labels of theseOranges
27.7%
This man served on the Whittier City Council from 1976 to 1984, and from 1990 to 2018Bob Henderson
27.7%
This Quaker booster served as mayor of Whittier and founded the National Bank of Whittier; a major Whittier street bears his nameWashington Hadley
26.8%
This was the north-south divide in Whittier's old address systemPhiladelphia Street
24.1%
Following the demolition of the Whittier Theater, this group was formed to advocate for preservation of the Whittier Hills and of historic buildingsWhittier Conservancy
22.3%
In this decade, Whittier contracted with Los Angeles County for fire services, and adopted the Los Angeles County street numbering system1960s
22.3%
This historic civic building once stood at the corner of Greenleaf and Bailey Carnegie Library
22.3%
This is the SECOND oldest congregation in Whittier, and the longest meeting at the same siteFirst Methodist Church
22.3%
And incorporated in this year1898
19.6%
The old bell outside Whittier City Hall is from this school, constructed in 1889 Bailey Street School
19.6%
These 'Big Red Cars' served Whittier from 1904 to 1936Pacific Electric Railway
17.9%
Whittier High School was founded in this year1900
17.9%
This female settler founded the Los Angeles Ebell Club & pioneered the growing of pampas grass & walnuts in WhittierHarriet Russell Strong
16.1%
This Quaker author was a graduate of Whittier CollegeJessamyn West
14.3%
This man was head of the Whittier Home Telephone Company and built the house today occupied by the President of Whittier CollegeAubrey Wardman
11.6%
Founded in 1887, this was the oldest school in the city of WhittierEvergreen School
8.9%
...and he sold the land around Whittier to this German immigrantJacob Gerkins
8.9%
Whittier College and Occidental College play for the shoes of this man, an All-American football player and later mayor of Whittier (Io Triumphe!)Myron Claxton
8%
It, Hoover Elementary School, and Whittier City Hall were designed by this architect William H. Harrison
8%
The area that is today's Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association was originally a tract belonging to this manC. W. Harvey
4.5%

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