Thursday, June 17, 2010

Evalene Pulati, Disneyland, Gospel Swamp, RLDS

Guy Ball writes, "Evalene Pulati died this weekend. She was a long-time supporter of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society – dating back to [founder] Adeline Walker. She saved pieces of the French mansion including one of the fireplaces [now] at the Howe-Waffle House. ...She was a pretty important person to the beginning of the Society. See our memoriam at"
Disneyland Alumni Club will hold a gala celebration, "55 Years of Music Magic!" at the Disneyland Hotel on July 17. The event "will be a homecoming party filled with music, song, good food, and legendary entertainment." Featured guests will include Richard Sherman of the Sherman Brothers ("Mary Poppins," "Winnie the Pooh," "It's a Small World," etc.), original Mouseketeers Tommy Cole and Sherry Albaroni, Disneyland executive Ron Dominguez (whose family actually owned land on which Disneyland was built), Roy P. Disney, Coke Corner pianist Rod Miller, the Dapper Dans barbershop quartet, Billy Hill and the Hillbillies, Imagineer X. Atencio, and many others. The ticket price is $95 per person. Tickets will be available through, and special accommodation packages are available through the Disneyland Hotel. A percentage of each ticket will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Orange County. For more information, contact Jill Fletcher at (775) 835-3431 or at
Gospel Swamp researcher Carolyn S. writes that she's looking for a 1937 article by Phyllis Carmichael, entitled, "A Brief History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Although the title doesn't indicate it, the article focused on the history of the RLDS church in Orange County. The article is referenced in one of Dr. Doig's books about Garden Grove. If you know where to find a copy of this article, let Carolyn know my posting a response in the "comments" section for this blog post. Thanks!

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