|A close-up of one portion of the chalkboard.|
Orange County businessman Howard Jarvis lost his bid to join the state's Board of Equalization. (But eight years later, his "Prop. 13" ballot measure would change California's tax structure forever.)
|Over a decade later, Reagan and Jarvis meet at the White House.|
Cory beat Republican challenger Bruce Nestande, a one-time protege of Reagan. Nestande made it to the Assembly a few years later and served there for three terms before being elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. As a young man still waiting for his political ship to come in, Nestande was given a job by fellow Republican Walter Knott as the manager of Knott's new Independence Hall (replica) attraction.
|Nestande, Knott, and quasi-Colonial lasses at Knott's Berry Farm's Independence Hall, 1967.|
|Supervisor Ralph Clark introduces Mickey and Minnie Mouse.|
John Birch Society leader John G. Schmitz won the 35th Congressional District seat. Later, he would become the American Independent Party's presidential candidate. He was also the father of teacher Mary Kay Letourneau (star of the scandal we'll call "Close Encounters of the Sixth Grade.")
|I'll probably write more about Schmitz in a later post.|
Strangely enough, Citron's father, Jesse, was the homeopathic doctor who supposedly convinced W.C. Fields he should give up scotch before it killed him. If karma worked, a drunk comedian would have convinced Bob to finally give up investment pool management before he bankrupt the county.
And those are just a handful of the interesting characters still to be found on that old chalkboard, 44 years later...