Thursday, May 21, 2009

Around The OC

Traffic and billboards along commercial strip of Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim, California, 1966. Anaheim may be the fairland city, but the Harbor Blvd. strip south of Disneyland is far from being majestic. (Photo: LA Times)

One of 25 boats in Balboa Island Sculling and Punting Society parade to toast 32nd anniversary of the repeal of prohibition begins turn around Sunday in Newport Bay, California, December 1965. (Photo: LA Times)

Angel manager Bill Rigney, flanked by Disneyland characters, Pluto and Mickey Mouse, is presented a "pennant" at groundbreaking ceremonies for new stadium in Anaheim Monday. Angels will play in $16 million stadium starting in 1966. (Photo: LA Times, September 1, 1964)

Carl Karcher, founder of Carl's Jr., standing at hot dog cart in front of Karcher headquarters in Anaheim, California, May 26, 1981. (Photo: LA Times)

LINK: To see more great photos visited the UCLA Archives.


Major Pepperidge said...

Harbor Blvd. was kind of an eyesore, but that photo is pretty fun today. There's the Denny's that you can see sometimes from photos inside the park (or from the Skyway, at least). And the sign for the Melodyland Theater is pretty cool too!

Keith said...

That's so cool. It was really neat to see Carl. I never knew what he looked like.

walterworld said...

Great Orange County shots.

Harbor Blvd certainly has changed... I don't miss the telephone polls but the old signs sure were neat.