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Orange County Public Library Local History Collection
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The digital Orange County Public Library Local History Collection contains images documenting the history and development of the Orange County communities of Silverado and Laguna Beach, and surrounding areas, from 1891 to 1989. The Silverado and Silverado Canyon area images include portraits of pioneers and pioneer families, as well as later residents, including cafe owner Tommy Beauleau. Several photographs show Black Star Canyon and grinding stones used there by early Native American inhabitants. There are photographs related to the economic activities of the Silverado area, with views of cafes, stores, farms, ranches, and mines, including images of Tommy's Cafe, Hidden Valley Ranch, and the Blue Light Mine. School activities in the area are portrayed in views of Silverado School. There are photographs related to the Silverado Volunteer Fire Dept. and to Silverado area natural disasters, including fires, landslides, and floods. The Laguna Beach area images include portraits of local artist Anna Hills and of the official Laguna Beach greeter, Eiler Larsen. Other Laguna Beach area topics include local pageants, the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Sawdust Art Festival, Pomona College Marine Laboratory, and protest demonstrations in the 1960's.
Extent
74 photographs 74 online items
Availability
Collection open for research.