Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Edison Miller, C.S. Crookshank & Garden Grove

Monday's edition of Martin Wisckol's excellent Register column, "The Buzz," was particularly intresting. A long-lost face from O.C.'s semi-recent history, former County Supervisor Edison Miller, has popped back onto the radar screen. Marty provides all the background in his column, so I won't repeat it here. (The photo above shows him at a Board of Supervisors meeting in 1979 or 1980.)
Although it was mainly about gardening, another recent Register article provided some background on early Santa Ana banker Clarence S. Crookshank and his 1921 home in Lemon Heights.
The Garden Grove Historical Society will hold their next "Book and Barn Sale," October 9th to 11th, 8:30am-4:30pm, at the Stanley Ranch Museum, 12174 Euclid Ave. They also offer tours of the museum and surrounding historic structures at 1:30pm on Sept 7th and 21st, and Oct 5th and 19th. Contact them at or (714) 530-8871 for more information.
Just for fun, I'm throwing in a bonus postcard (below) of the TrAtel Travel Trailer Park in Garden Grove (at 13190 Harbor Blvd), which probably was printed in the 1960s. More details about this card are posted on the Flickr page where I stumbled across it.


colony rabble said...

I am feeling silly today. Book and Barn Sale? How much for the barn?

Chris Jepsen said...

Twice as much as that garage I bought last week, and three times as much as the yard I bought in July.