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Pico Rivera : 'If You Lived . . .' Here Sign Added to Museum Exhibits

August 12, 1993

A familiar piece of local memorabilia is among the new exhibits at the Museum of Pico Rivera, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary. The museum recently obtained a metal sign bearing the message: "If You Lived in Pico Rivera You Would Be Home Now!"

The 3-foot by 4-foot sign stood on Telegraph Road at the east city limits for 25 years. A local Optimist Club erected the sign in the late 1960s. City officials said they do not know why the sign was put up, although it might have been to attract new residents.

In its first year, the museum, at 9516 Whittier Blvd. in the Gateway Center, welcomed more than 700 visitors. Volunteer docents walk visitors through the city's past as seen through original ranch deeds, silverware, photographs of farmers dating back to the mid-1850s and farming equipment such as smudge pots. Vintage clothing includes items from the wardrobe of Dolly Douglas, the niece of gun maker Oliver Fisher Winchester.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Admission is free. Tour information: (310) 949-4026.

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