Those who ordered copies The Hidden Jewel – a history book about Villa Park – should get them by the end of July. For more information, call (714) 998-1500. All proceeds go to the Community Services Foundation's historical, cultural and educational programs. One hopes that some of it will go to save the only historic buildings in the city (which are currently threatened with demolition). Today's photo shows the Villa Park area (looking south) in about 1890.
The descendants of O.C. pioneer Hiram Clay Kellogg held a family reunion yesterday at the historic Kellogg House in Santa Ana. The house is now part of the Centennial Heritage Museum.
The Huntington Beach Centennial Celebration Committee is asking longtime residents to share their photos and stories of their city in preparation for H.B.’s 100th Anniversary in 2009. Stories can be up to 2,000 words, and photos can be up to 500KB. Details are available on the Committee’s website.
Speaking of centennials, July 1st marked the 100th anniversary of the federal designation of the Cleveland National Forest. For more information about related centennial happenings, visit the forest’s website. (Yes! The forest has a website! I wonder if it’s maintained by squirrels and scrub jays.)