Sunday, February 25, 2007

Disneyland, COPH, Hawaiian Punch, and citrus has added several new entries lately, including an a article about the many "hidden" nods to past Disneyland attractions that are currently "hidden" throughout the park.
Today's photo, (from Yesterland), shows what remains of Disneyland's "Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland" ride.

CSUF’s Center for Oral & Public History (COPH) is working on two photo digitization projects. They hope to have the majority of COPH’s photos (including their Japanese American collection) digitized, cataloged, and posted online by this summer.

Charles Phoneix's "Slide of the Week" relates to the old Hawaiian Punch plant in Fullerton. Wish it was a shot of the plant, rather than just visitors to the plant, but still...

This next item isn't about O.C., but if you're interested in our agricultural roots, you might be interested...

The citrus groves of the Inland Empire are being steadily wiped out by development -- just as ours were decades ago. Inland Orange is dedicated to saving at least a few of those groves as a reminder of Southern California's heritage. They are also involved in a gleaning program to provide otherwise wasted (but good) fruit to the poor and needy. So, if you'd like to try your hand at picking oranges, you might want to get in touch with these folks.

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