You Know You Are From Baldwin Park When...

Facebook group brings thousands together to share memories and affinity for the city.

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How can you tell if someone is from Baldwin Park? There are many possible answers, and perhaps the best place to find them is the Facebook group "You Know You're From Baldwin Park If..." which boasts more than 2,300 members already.

The small virtual community has gathered people who share the city's idiosyncrasies and also memories of places, people and events that left a mark in their lives.

The typical phrases used to determine if someone is from Baldwin Park go from "explaining the reasoning behind having an In N' Out University in the city" to knowing that "Ramona" is more than just a girl's name.

"You know that you're from Baldwin Park if you come home after 26 years and see that backyard parties are still happening," wrote Liz Enriquez.

"There is always a party, but always bring your own beer," replied Gayla Henderson.

Some people have shared old photographs from the 70s, of streets during the 50s, or people like Coach David Caspar.

Other phrases used to show ties to Baldwin Park include:

You know you are from Baldwin Park if...

"You have to tell people not familiar with the area that it's next to West Covina."

"If you tell every one In N Out started there".

"You wonder why there is a big Courtyard hotel next to Home Depot."

"Half of your classmates finished up in North Park High..."

So tell us in the comments, how do you know if someone is from Baldwin Park?

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About this column: Places and people in Baldwin Park History

George July 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM
You know you're from Baldwin Park if you know Via's Turkey Farm also had monkeys, flamingos, and wallabies.
Renee Robles July 20, 2012 at 05:14 AM
You know you're from Baldwin Park if you remember eating at the counter of Tom's Kitchen, the best Chinese Food in town!
Jolene Asche - King October 20, 2012 at 02:58 PM
If You Know Who Al Benzor is.
George Ham October 14, 2013 at 03:56 PM
you know your in BP when you swam and jump off cliffs at rock coryies


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