Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dana Point, Fountain Valley and Villa Park


Today's photo shows real estate agent R. F. Walker and his wife, Anna Walters Walker, at Dana Point in 1927. They built the gazebo (seen behind them) to complement their Blue Lantern Fountain Lunch & Service Station. Providing a beautiful view of the harbor, the gazebo is now part of Ken Sampson Overlook Park. Click the smaller image for a closeup of the Walkers. (Special thanks to Don Dobmeier for use of the photo.)
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The Dana Point Historical Society will hold their next meeting Feb. 27, 7pm, at the Dana Point Tennis Center. The speaker will be San Clemente Historical Society president Mike Cotter, whose topic will be “How Current Citizens Can Influence the History of their Hometown.” The meeting will be preceded by refreshments and a social half-hour, beginning at 6:30 pm.
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Lightpost banners left over from Fountain Valley's 50th anniversary celebration (last year) are being sold for $20 each at The Center at Founders Village Senior/Community Center, 17967 Bushard St.
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Friday's Register included an article about local residents' efforts to save the historic Villa Park Elementary School (1919).

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