Sunday, December 16, 2007

Buena Park, Old Courthouse, Seal Beach, etc.

Today's photo shows the George Reis residence in Buena Park on Christmas Day, 1896. People identified in the image include Emil (in the surrey), George T. (in the road, near the center of the photo), Charles (behind the fence, left of the two women), Clem (small boy, standing), and George (standing next to Clem). I love that they got their dog and horse into the photo as well.
The Old Courthouse Museum is looking for volunteer docents. Tours will focus on the history of the Old Courthouse as well as the general history of Orange County. A docent manual, reading material and training will be provided by OC Parks staff. Once trained, most tours will take place in two hour shifts on weekdays, 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm. However, the museum staff will work with volunteers for the best schedule. The Old Courthouse is located at 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana. For more information call: 714-973-6610 or email
The Santa Ana Historic Preservation Society's new book about local orange crate labels has been printed and will soon be available. They used a few labels from my own collection, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else is included.
Werner Weiss has written a review of the new "Walt Disney Treasures" DVD set, entitled, Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic. It provides a look back at the history of Disneyland, and is already in stores. Yes, I've already asked Santa for one of these.
The Register recently published a virtual tour of "Steve Martin's Orange County," which compliments my earlier posts on this subject.
Since this time of year is so busy, I probably won't be posting quite as often. He're an extra photo to help tide you over. This is a 1946 view of the Seal Beach Pier, decorated for Christmas.


colony rabble said...

Merry christmas! So did you get the book?

Chris Jepsen said...

Actually, it's a DVD, and yes (long story short) I did get a copy of it for Christmas. You're welcome to borrow it if you'd like.