Thursday, January 03, 2008

Newport Harbor, Farrell's, Ancestry and the Earps

Today's images both depict Newport Harbor in 1930. The first is from a Balboa Times supplement. Note how much empty space is still available -- both in Corona Del Mar and on the end of the Balboa Peninsula. Clearly, there's already a lot of activity on Balboa Island.
OCThen now has a thread of misty, watercolor memories of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor.
. is once again available to researchers at the Orange Family History Center (LDS). I can't begin tell you how cool is if you haven't used it. For anyone researching genealogy or history, it's an indespensible tool.
The O.C. Historical Society's website features a number of interesting articles, including a short piece by Terry Stephenson about "The Earps in Temescal." (Yes, that's the same Earp family as Wyatt Earp.)

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