February, 1936 "El Monte federal subsistence homesteads. Seventeen dollars and seventy cents rent to apply on purchase of three-room house." (Photo by Dorothea Lange, courtesy of the Library of Congress)
The tram line up to the "Alpine Tavern" on the Mt Lowe Electric Railway - "Alpine Division" (circa 1907). The trip to Mt. Lowe's Alpine Tavern comprised of a steep funicular up Mt. Lowe to Echo Mountain, followed by an electric railroad ascent up to the 6000 ft summit and the Alpine Tavern.