Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Goldwater, Buena Park, theme parks & Bob Fraser

Today's images come from a huge Memorial Day campaign rally at Knott's Berry Farm for 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. (He was a Republican senator from Arizona who lost to a big government Democrat.) The program comes from the fascinating Conelrad.com. It's quite an interesting line-up, including Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Walter Knott, John Tower, and local figures like James Utt and John Murdy. Most of these guys would've been surprised to learn what the words "Conservative" and "Republican" would mean by the year 2008. The photo comes from the L.A. Times collection at the UCLA Library.
Longtime Orange County attorney Robert W. "Bob" Fraser has died. His many accomplishments are outlined in his obituary, but many of you historical folk will remember him best from meetings of the Old Courthouse Museum Society.
Werner Weiss over at Yesterland.com just added a major update to his entry for the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland.

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