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Re: Old pics of the area

Disregard - double post to to site construction error (or so I read).


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Wasn't their mascot a seal or sea lion?

Yep. Can't remember the name. Maybe Harby?
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It continually amazes me that you find these photos.
More on the way.
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The era of the ranchos

Here's a repro of an old hand drawn map, complete with Spanish misspellings. It shows the location of some of the original ranchos of the Spanish era. You can easily match some of the rancho names with current locations, f'rinstance
Rodeo de las Aguas is Beverly Hills (think Rodeo Drive), Aguaje de la Centinela includes current day Inglewood (think Centinela Ave), and Sausal Redondo is Redondo Beach.

Rincon de los Bueyes = Corner of the Cattle (or Oxen)
Rodeo de las Aguas = Meeting of the Waters
Aguaje de la Centinela = Rising Tide of the Sentinel
Boca de Santa Monica = Mouth of Saint Monica
La Ballona = The Bay (corruption of Bahía) or The Whale (corruption of La Ballena)
Cienega Paso de la Tijera = Scissors Pass Swamp
Sausal Redondo = Rounded Willow
La Brea = The Tar
San Jose de Buenos Ayres (should be Aires) = Saint Joseph of the Good Air
Los Feliz = Those that are happy
La Merced = The Favor

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Another nice find. I love this kind of stuff.

Btw, it was Harby. Just happened to see the name a few days ago on that cougertown url that you pointed me to several years back.
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I just found a goldmine of old Beverly Hills pics. Problem is, they're in a book from my collection. Gotta figure out how to do a decent scan without ruining the book.


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1. Aerial view of Westwood, 1932. The Ralphs pictured next is lower right, at Westwood and Lindbrook, and the A&P after that is lower left at the intersection of Gayley and Lindbrook.

2. Ralphs Grocery. Built in 1929, it's still there, although not as a Ralphs.

3. A&P Market, now gone.
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Here's a Vons (obviously including a Van de Kamps bakery) at the corner of Crescent Heights and Beverly, circa 1940.

Ansel Adams took these (and others) for a pictorial spread in the March, 1941 issue of Fortune Magazine about life in L.A. with the threat of war on the horizon.
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2. Ralphs Grocery. Built in 1929, it's still there, although not as a Ralphs.
Looks like it's a Peet's now: »maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=···042&z=17
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Nice find.


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Great shots of a city in its prime.


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Found an interesting site: »www.historicaerials.com/Default.aspx

Here's a screen shot of a 1946 aerial that might interest a certain lady in San Clemente.


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Downtown San Juan Capistrano in 1962, looking west from the entrance of the Mission. The building on the right was the old Capistrano Hotel, which would be demolished for a shopping project the following year. Notice that the LIQUOR sign is twice as big as the HOTEL sign. Lot a big drinkers in old Capistrano.... and my Dad was one of them.


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Santa Ana panorama, 1870s.


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Orange Plaza, Glassell and Chapman, City of Orange in 1887. Looking north.

Alfred Chapman, founder, on left.


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Looking west, intersection of Live Oak Canyon Rd, El Toro Rd, and Santiago Cyn Rd, 1966. Cook's Corner is on the right.

No_Strings See Profile, could you get a current view of that and post it here one of these days?

OC history pop quiz: What do the squiggly lines in the road mean?


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Anyone remember the Orange Drive-in? This was taken in 1946. It opened in 1941.

When this pic was taken, it was located on Placentia Ave (now State College Blvd) near U.S. Hwy 101 (now the Santa Ana Freeway). Ceased operation in the early 90s, screens torn down in '97. I went to a few swap meets there back in the day, but never a movie. That's because San Juan had its own drive-in alongside the freeway, now long gone of course.


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Irvine, 1976. To get your bearings, the freeway is the 55, and above it on the right you can see a landing strip at SNA, with the 405 below it and the curve of MacArthur sweeping into Red Hill from the 405 just to the left of that triangular piece of rich farmland.

The blue stuff is Lake Titticaca.


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San Clemente Pier, 1960. That's the year my Dad and/or Grandfather started taking me down to the end of the pier to fish. The charter boats used to tie up there and load up for their fishing trips. They were named the Sum Fun and the Reel Fun. I'll never forget how good their diesel smoke mixed with the fishy smell of seawater used to smell. There was an old blind man there every weekend who could tell what fish you caught by feeling it with his hands.

See that ridge in the background? Surprise, surprise... it doesn't look like that anymore. Instead of Mouse Barley, Wild Oats, White Sage and Wooley Blue Curls, it now sprouts houses, asphalt and exotic vegetation.


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Irvine, 1976. To get your bearings, the freeway is the 55, and above it on the right you can see a landing strip at SNA, with the 405 below it and the curve of MacArthur sweeping into Red Hill from the 405 just to the left of that triangular piece of rich farmland.

The blue stuff is Lake Titticaca.
An 11 year old UC Irvine can be seen in the upper left, just below the San Joaquin hills.
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NB I-5 south of El Toro Road. The fenced development on the right is the Bridger tract, the first housing tract in the Saddleback Valley. That planted area right before it is where the Los Alisos overcrossing now is. This is in the early sixties.


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Tustin Ave. & 17th St., 1966.


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More good stuff.

Re: the aerial view of Irvine...I was travelling through that area a couple of times a month back in '76 and remember how many ground squirrels were in those fields now covered by industrial buildings. There was also a sugar mill that would have been off to the right in the picture.

I was at Tustin and 17th yesterday. What a difference.

Keep working those archives brother.

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It meant "STOP AHEAD". I don't remember seeing that anywhere else in this state. My first introduction to it was in Capo Beach in 1960, where Palisades Drive dropped down onto PCH.
It very well could have been an ORCO thing.


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said by CurtesyFlush:

Looking west, intersection of Live Oak Canyon Rd, El Toro Rd, and Santiago Cyn Rd, 1966. Cook's Corner is on the right.

No_Strings See Profile, could you get a current view of that and post it here one of these days?
Ask, and ye shall receive usually a smart ass reply




The driveway on the right is for St. Michael's Abbey. There is still a lot of beautiful, undeveloped land in the area ... for now.


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That's a northern view from ETR. I demand a western view from Live Oak Cyn Rd.


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OK, take 2.





A shot from Live Oak, looking West and featuring an annoyingly red car. Portola Hills has replaced what used to just be a hill.


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that looks exactly like the foothills leading into the western slopes of the northern sierra nevadas. maybe near placerville.


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So are you saying the foothills leading into the Western slopes of the Northern Sierra Nevadas are covered with OC style McMansions and neighborhoods dominated by the tyranny of the HOA?


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I think red is a great color for a Passat. Or is that one of those new Hyundai's?


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A Passat with a badge kit.