Female worker hanging fake icicles at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, 1968.
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Walt Disney shows Disneyland plans to Orange County officials in December 1954. The men in the front row (left to right) are Anaheim Mayor Charles Pearson, Orange County Supervisor Willis Warner, Walt Disney, Supervisor Willard Smith, and Orange County Planning Commission Chairman Dr. W. L. Bigham. The photo was taken at Disney Studios in Burbank.
San Pedro, California was a hotbed of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) activity during the 1910s and early 1920s. IWW efforts to organize workers were often met with violence by individuals and organizations that saw them as a threat. In June 1924, the Ku Klux Klan attacked the members of the San Pedro IWW […]
South Vietnamese refugees walk across a U.S. Navy vessel. Operation Frequent Wind, the final operation in Saigon, began April 29, 1975. During a nearly constant barrage of explosions, the Marines loaded American and Vietnamese civilians, who feared for their lives, onto helicopters that brought them to waiting aircraft carriers. The Navy vessels brought them to […]
Two Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs examine an alleged 100-gallon alcohol still. The still was attached to the wall-bed at right in such a manner that it could be swung back into a closet and out of sight on a moment’s notice. Clarence A. Reisch was arrested in the raid and booked on charges of possession […]