Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Knott's, Orange Community Hist. Soc., COPH, etc.

Some of my favorite haunts on the web are listed among the links on the right-hand column of my blog. Sometime, when you have a free week or two, you might want to check them out. Today's image comes from a recent blog post by the interesting and entertaining Vintage Disneyland Tickets blog -- which obviously deals with a lot more than its title implies. The illustration above comes from a 1955 book, The Knott's Berry Farm Burro In Ghost Town. Nobody's mistaking it for great children's literature, but it's a really neat souvenir of Knott's before all the rides moved in. The artist, Peter Alvarado, does a good job of capturing the feel and the details of the place. (And it's all much cheerier than the Danny Donkey children's book series.)
The Orange Community Historical Society will hold their March meeting this Thursday, the 25th, at 7pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., Orange. Stephanie George of CSUF's Center for Oral & Public History will discuss the Center's work, including oral histories conducted with interesting Orange citizens. I'm not sure what else Steph plans to discuss, but she's always fascinating and delightful. I plan to be there and I hope to see you there too.

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