Information and images on this website are from the following sources. We encourage you to explore these resources yourself.
Altadena Historical Society Collections
- Altadena Historical Society clippings, photos, pamphlets, and people files
- Marie Adamson collection – photos, clippings and memorabilia
- L.T. Gotchy collection – photos, letters and memorabilia
- Charles Seims research on Mount Lowe
- Trent Steele Collection – photos, newspapers and ephemera
- Index of Mount Lowe photographs at Pasadena History Museum
- Pacific Electric books and magazines
- Camp, Stacey, “The Archaeology of Citizenship” – Includes information on immigrant workers on Mount Lowe Railway.
- Crump, Spencer, “Henry Huntington and the Pacific Electric”
- Harrigan, John, “Mt. Lowe Power”
- Hassler, Dorothy, “Altadena, Yesterday and Today”
- Ives, Sarah Noble, “Altadena” – Altadena’s first history.
- Karr, Kathleen, “Spy in the Sky” – Fictional story of Lowe during the Civil War, for third grade readers.
- Manning, Mike, “Man, Mountain and Memorial” (Available for purchase.)
- Patris, Michael, “Mount Lowe Railway”
- Peterson, Robert, “Altadena’s Golden Years” (Available for purchase.)
- Poleskie, Stephen, “The Balloonist” – A biography of Thaddeus Lowe.
- Rippens, Paul, “Historic Mount Lowe, a Hikers Guide to the Mount Lowe Railway”
- Schultz, Barbara Hunter, “Pancho, the Biography of Florence Lowe Barnes”
- Seims, Charles, “Railway in the Clouds”
- Seims, Charles, “The World’s Wonder, Marvelous Mount Lowe”
- Woolsey, Ronald, “Will Thrall and the San Gabriels” – includes a section on Mount Lowe.
- Zack, Michele, “Altadena, Between Wilderness and City”
- Lowe family history collected by Lowe descendent Lance Ferm
- Early photos and history of Mt. Lowe
- Echo Mountain Echoes newsletters published by Jake Brouwer
- Virtual map of route to Echo Mountain and Alpine Tavern
- Scenic Mount Lowe Historical Committee website
- Digital copy of G.W. James’ “Scenic Mount Lowe and its Wonderful Railway.”
- Mount Lowe Preservation Society website
- Pasadena Digital History: Collaborative collection of images and documents from Pasadena History Museum and other organizations.
- Huntington Digital Library’s collections of documents and photographs.
- Historical and current day videos of Mount Lowe on YouTube