Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy Birthday America

Over at “Greetings from Huntington Beach,” I just posted an article about that city’s first big 4th of July celebration in 1904. It also includes photos from that era and links to some of the music played by the band that day.

Continuing the theme, it looks like the Huntington Beach Public Library has added a gallery of historical photos to their website. Most are still poorly captioned and pretty grainy, but it’s a big step in the right direction. Today’s photo (above right) is taken from this HBPL set, and (according to Diann Marsh) shows the “Goddess of Liberty” on a float in the 1908 H.B. 4th of July Parade.

The Planning Commission in Brea added the Van Ness House (1923), 120 S. Redwood Ave, to the Brea Historic Resources Register last week.

Since this is such a short update, I’ll throw in this link to a short video history of Disneyland’s Peoplemover, featuring original music from the attraction.

Speaking of Disneyland, July 9th will mark the 50th Anniversary of Disney’s patent on their “teacups” attraction. (See? I told you Disneyland’s three-year-long 50th Anniversary event would never end.)

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