Friday, May 30, 2008

Orange groves, "Laughing Bill" Nickols, Nixon, etc

Today's image is an early postcard showing a glimpse of the citrus groves of Orange County. On a related note, there was a story in Thursday's Register about an Irvine developer who plans to wipe out the last grove of any notable size in Santa Ana (along with an adjacent 1914 bungalow).
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The Bowers Blog is featuring a look at William S. "Laughing Bill" Nickols (1862-1940) of Santa Ana. Their photo of Nickols was taken by noted local photographer Edward E. Cochems (1874-1935).
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Werner Weiss of Yesterland has put together a retrospective on the Hollywood-Maxwell "Wizard of Bras" exhibit/shop that was an early feature at Disneyland. It's a good recap of one of Disneyland's least likely attractions.
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The Nixon Library Foundation has posted a brief essay on their website entitled, "Richard Nixon's Birthplace: I lived there, too!" by Linda Waldron Bugbee. It's interesting to see this O.C. landmark (and old Yorba Linda) through another set of eyes.

1 comment:

itsnotaplace said...

I enjoyed that little article about the Nixon birthplace house. Very interesting!