Early Burbank

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Burbank is an innovator, a world traveler—a city with artistic flair and creativity. From the entertainment industry taking up residence in the early 20th century to the Lockheed Aircraft Company opening shop in 1928, Burbank's masterpieces have transcended the coasts. Films shot on Burbank back lots and streets have entertained audiences worldwide. Lockheed planes built on Burbank soil flew across the world with the likes of Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. Once a robust farming community, Burbank, founded on May 1, 1887, and later incorporated as a city on July 8, 1911, dons its name from Dr. David Burbank, a New Hampshire–born dentist who, in 1867, bought over 9,000 acres of land amid the sun-kissed foothills of the Verdugo Mountains—land that was awaiting creative cultivation.
ISBN: 9781467131384
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer are an identical-twin writing team whose work has appeared in award-winning publications. They both have master's degrees in radio and television from San Francisco State University. They have gathered visually stunning and unique photographs to create a pictorial journey of Burbank's intriguing past using images from the Burbank Aviation Museum, Burbankia, Burbank Tournament of Roses Association, Burbank Historical Society, and rare personal collections.
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