Jogging down memory lane.
December 14, 2007 5:01 PM   Subscribe

Anyone familiar with nursery schools or grade schools in the East Los Angeles or Pico Rivera, CA, area in the mid-to-late '70s? A name to go with the memories would be most welcome.

I was born in 1975 and my birth parents and I lived in Pico Rivera, CA, on La Docena Lane in the vicinity of Rivera Park. I attended either preschool or kindergarten while living there. The few details I can recall are sketchy but seem unique enough that it might jog someone else's memory.
  • The grounds were based on a courtyard plan. Not entirely unique for the area, I'm sure. This courtyard was landscaped with lush tropical plants.
  • There were two playgrounds, side by side and not within the courtyard. One playground had typical equipment--swings, slides, and monkey bars. The adjoining lot was paved and had tricycles and another type of wheeled ride-on toy pedaled with one's hands.
  • The playgrounds were next to a fenced-in area with at least two giant tortoises we could observe and sometimes feed.
  • Another part of the school grounds had a wee carousel with wheeled horses that we pedaled like bicycles.
I haven't any family members I can ask about this place I remember so fondly. Thank you.
posted by bonobo to Grab Bag (2 answers total)
St. Marianne De Paredes Elementary School seems to be the physically closest elementary school to your street.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:16 PM on December 14, 2007

Lawrence T Magee looks like it could fit - courtyard, paved and unpaved play areas, etc. No tortoises on the satellite image, though.
posted by sanko at 7:19 PM on December 14, 2007

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