Compiled by the Executive Board of the Rosemead Woman's Club
Established in 1926, the Rosemead Woman's Club served the communiyt for nearly 100 years. The group was particularly involved in supporting local schools and later in promoting women-oriented programs, such as resources for domestic violence survivors.
Like the history of many Southern California cities, the development of Rosemead is, in some ways, a food story. Long before ranches and citrus orchards dotted the San Gabriel valley, the area was home to indiginous oak trees. For millennia, these Valley oaks offered not just wooden material but also nutrient-rich acorns, a dietary staple for the Tongva or Kizh people who lived there. By the late 1700s, however, Spanish missionaries took the land and began clearing and cultivating it for agriculture. The practice continued after California’s statehood, with settlers arriving by wagon. Rosemead gets its name from one such citrus and vineyard grower (later state senator) Leonard John Rose and his 19th century ranch “Rose’s Meadow” - eventually shortened to “Rosemead”.
Today, in addition to being home to many beloved restaurants, particularly Mexican, Chinese, and Vietnames food, Rosemead is also the location of the heaquarters of Panda Restaurant Group (the owner of Panda Express).
I have cooked from this book!
Long before the most recent trend of "Buffalo Cauliflower," there was Mrs. A.T. Mamer's "Cauliflower with Creole Sauce".