Sunday, June 07, 2009

Silverado, new history books, OCHS, Tustin, etc.

The photo above shows the Silverado Branch of the Orange County Public Library in July 1957. The photo below is a detail from the same photo, so you can try to make sense out of the reflections in the window and various papers taped to the glass.
The Orange County Historical Society's biannual Author's Night event will be held this Thursday, June 11, 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. Featured authors who will speak, sign, and sell their recent local history books include James Newland (Cleveland National Forest), Ron & Elfriede MacIver (La Palma), Art & Mary Ellen Goddard (Early Costa Mesa), Susan Deering (Silverado Canyon), Claire Marie Vogel (Laguna Beach), Jan Van Emon (Villa Park), and Robert Carvounas (The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach). The authors will have books for sale, but will also sign books that were purchased prior to the event.
Guy Ball is writing a book on Tustin history for Arcadia Publishing. He says, "I’m accessing the Tustin Area Historical Society’s huge collection of older images but I’m really looking for extra images from the 1950s to 1990s. My intent is to share old stores, restaurants, housing developments, and events that old-time residents would fondly remember. It looks like I need some help with obtaining these images. (Shows that we historical societies need to consider 'current' events as history in the future.)" If you have any photos that might help, please leave Guy a message at (714) 730-5817, or email him.
Chris Epting recently wrote an interesting article for the Huntington Beach Independent about the long-reaching effects of the 1950 crash of a USMC Beechcraft SNB-5 (returning to MCAS El Toro) into a mountain above Mission Viejo.
Epting will also be signing (along with co-author Marvin Carlberg) the new Postcard History of Huntington Beach on June 13, 10am-Noon, at the Springdale Country Store, 15802 Springdale St., in Huntington Beach.

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