Monday, October 06, 2008

Anaheim, Las Flores, Sharon Clairemont, Shirley Babashoff, etc.

Today we have a 1961 view looking east on Katella Ave. in Anaheim, near the Santa Ana River. It's amazing how recently this part of Orange County was still "out in the boonies."

A "Western Hoedown," with music, dancing and barbecue, will be held Oct. 11, 4-9pm, at the Las Flores Adobe to raise funds for the Camp Pendleton Historical Society. For more information, visit the CPHS website or call Gwen at (949) 493-8444.
Sharon Clairemont's "ASK" blog is still fairly new, but already has a lot of interesting posts, including entries about the opening of the James A. Musick Facility, about a historic home in Anaheim Hills, and about Saddleback Plaza.
For you sports history fans, Chris Epting has an interesting article in the current edition of Orange Coast magazine about Olympic swimmer (and Orange County mail carrier) Shirley Babashoff. The October issue also includes short articles about historic homes in Orange County, and about the statue of John Wayne at John Wayne Airport.


outsidetheberm said...

Wow, love that Katella shot. It would be great to see a 'now' shot using the hills behind as reference.

FV Tom said...

Babashoff - FVHS Alum!