Anaheim: 1940-2007

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After the developments that the World War II era brought to the small agricultural community of Anaheim, the major transformation arrived in 1955. Anaheim changed forever from a sleepy and proud little town into the center for entertainment and tourism in Southern California with the arrival of Disneyland. Other national and regional businesses and franchises arrived in and around this Orange County anchor city—including the California Angels baseball club, the Anaheim Convention Center, and such aerospace giants as Boeing and Rockwell International—and Anaheim grew exponentially. This collection of more than 200 vintage and contemporary images depict the results of Anaheim's far-sighted elected and business leaders, who nurtured the city from its agrarian roots and made it into one of the nation's fastest growing cities in the 1960s.
ISBN: 9780738547435
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Stephen J. Faessel follows up his previous photographic history for Arcadia Publishing, Early Anaheim, with this lively continuation, crossing his interest in history with direct involvement as an Anaheim planning commissioner. An Anaheim native who has been an officer of the Anaheim Museum, Inc., and Anaheim Historical Society, Inc., Faessel lived through and researched most of the time period covered in this book, which uses images from his own collection as well as from the museum and the Anaheim Public Library City Archives.
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