Today I'm posting three photos of a very rural Fountain Valley in the 1960s. The first photo (top) is a view looking north up Brookhurst St from Garfield Ave in July 1965. Note the movie screen for the Fountain Valley Drive-In on the horizon. The second photo looks westward along Talbert Ave from the Santa Ana River bridge in 1962. The final image is an eastward view along Talbert Ave from an unspecified point in the Fountain Valley area.
This is the 44th anniversary of the Fountain Valley Fire Department. Their first Fire Chief was H.C. Mickey Lawson.
Although the name "Fountain Valley" was used to describe this area as early as the mid-1870s, the town was known for many decades as Talbert. However, "Fountain Valley" was selected as the city's name when it incorporated in 1957. (I'm sure I'll post more about Talbert/Fountain Valley at some point in the future.)