Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dana Point lanterns, Southwest Museum, etc.

The Dana Point Historical Society has located some of the original street lanterns "from the original Dana Point development days," in a neighboring city. These are the same lanterns (each a different color) from which many of the city's streets take their names. The Society hopes to save and restore the lanterns for future public display. The 1928 photo above shows one of the original lanterns, with construction on the new Coast Highway taking place in the background. The image comes from Doris Walker's latest book about Dana Point history. (See even more photos of early Dana Point at light-headed.com.)

The Southwest Museum in Los Angeles will hold an open house to celebrate their centennial on Sun., Oct. 21, from noon to 4pm. There will be music, dance performances and birthday cake.
Halloween News: The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society's annual Cemetery Tour will be held Oct. 20th. "I see (young actors portraying) dead people."

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