Although it's the oldest community in Orange County, San Juan Capistrano did not officially become a city until 1961. In fact, today is the 47 anniversary of that event. Today's photo shows what the city looked like at about that point in time. The photographer was standing near the entrance of the Mission. (Sorry the colors are a bit skewed.)
The Fullerton Public Library is now working on a web site interface that will allow people to search old city directories online. This is going to be really cool and really useful, once it's completed. Great idea, guys!
Phil Brigandi will discuss his latest book, Orange County Place Names A to Z at Monday's meeting of the Tustin Area Historical Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 at the Senior Center, 200 S. "C" Street, Tustin.