Sunday, September 14, 2008

Disneyland, O.C. Archives, O.C. history class, etc

Today's photos are among the first 39 images uploaded to the Orange County Archives' new Flickr site. Eventually, there will be at least 100 samples from our photo collection posted there. (I'm still resizing and color-adjusting some of the other entries.)
The first photo above (top) shows Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle in the late 1950s. The photo was taken by the late Santa Ana attorney Carl Cowles. Note the sign board in front of the castle, which promoted such upcoming attractions as the Matterhorn, the Submarine Voyage and the Monorail. The second photo shows the Disneyland parking lot around 1960.
Diane Ryan is once again offering her class in Orange County history through Coastline Community College. She writes, "Come learn about the early occupants of our area, Spanish and Mexican influences, notable pioneers and the development of some our cities. Trace Orange County from its ranching and farming roots into the sprawling, urban society of today. Included will be a couple fieldtrips to local historical sites. ...Where: Huntington Beach Adult School, 16666 Tunstall Ln., Huntington Beach, Room C5. When: 8 weeks, Wednesdays 1:30-3:30, from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12. Cost: FREE. To register: call 714-847-2873 ex. 219." For more information, email Diane.
Phil Brigandi’s new book, Images of America: Orange, is now available. I bought my copy at A&P Antiques, just above the Plaza on N. Glassell. I'm sure I'll post more about this book later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll say it again, "I liked it better as a parking lot." Ha ha!