Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Orange County, CA - Revisited

The following photographs were taken by my brother. In the near future I will post more pictures from photo albums belonging to members of my family.

The first two are from 1963, picturing downtown San Juan Capistrano with the El Adobe Restaurant in the background. Next we have the Mission with the Capistrano Hotel and Trading Post just above the mission wall...

...the next two pictures are from 1973, picturing a great Pan Am Airlines billboard on Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana. Behind us is Warner Avenue and we are heading north on the way to Disneyland. Cool '57 Chevy and how about that Studebaker Lark station wagon.

...the next six pictures are from the great storm of January 1974 in Newport Beach, picturing what is left of the McFadden's Wharf Fishing Fleet area and showing the lifeguard tower and pier under seige.

...and the last two pictures are from Orange County Airport showing the crash of an Air California Boeing 737-293 airliner on February 17th, 1981. The accident was caused by a controller initiated go-around due to another aircraft being on the runway. The go-around was executed late and the landing gear was retracted with no positive rate of climb available. Although there were some injuries, there were no fatalities.


Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, these are great. Your brother managed to take much more interesting pictures than I or my brother ever managed to do when we were growing up! Most of ours were of staged fights and making funny faces.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

He was always a "Would Be" photog. Interested more in subject matter than people pictures. Much more to come.