By Stephen J. Faessel

As one of many biggest towns in a single of the nation's such a lot populous counties, Anaheim anchors a bunch of Orange County points of interest, no longer the least of that are Disneyland, the 2002 international Champion Anaheim Angels, and the Anaheim conference middle. yet Anaheim's early heritage the hardscrabble path, with fitful years of early cityhood instructed partly by means of hardy immigrant German vintners who, with a civic-mindedness, complicated the institution of the church buildings, faculties, banks, civic providers, and a Carnegie Library that made Anaheim thrive. This number of greater than two hundred classic pictures finds the foresight of such males as John Frohling, Charles Kohler, George Hansen, John Fischer, August Langenberger, and others who formed the beginnings of 1 of California's nice towns.

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This photo of the Santa Ana River, taken one week after the flood, exhibits the river receding to its banks. Anaheim is seen above the curve of the river at top left, with Santa Ana Canyon highway at the reduce left. instantly after the disaster, Anaheim’s leader of police, James S. Bouldin, had a strength of one zero five males, together with the nationwide defend, patrolling the north finish of Anaheim to guard it from looting. All out-of-town site visitors used to be stopped and wondered sooner than riding into the world of wear. having a look west on middle highway (today’s Lincoln Avenue), obvious is the basement of Marie’s attractiveness Salon being pumped out after the March three, 1938, flood. This scene used to be repeated for the majority downtown companies and took numerous days to accomplish. Thereafter, the enterprise vendors had to care for the water- and oil-soaked item that remained. by means of midsummer, many of the neighborhood devastation was once a reminiscence, because the group quick rebuilt with the aid of the government during the WPA. 8 sport AND leisure This c. 1885 photo indicates Thomas and Clementine Schmidt’s daughters, Frances Schmidt Bullard, Clementine Schmidt Turck, and Rose Schmidt Dickel engaged in portray classes within the parlor of the August Langenberger’s Villa Mon Plaisir (“Home of my Pleasure”), positioned on Sycamore at Lemon highway. each one younger woman is provided together with her personal easel and different portray fabrics. This 1870 photograph indicates Anaheim’s first urban band, which consisted of 9 participants (seven males and girls) all wearing matching uniforms. From left to correct are the next: Henry Padderatz Jr. (first boy born in Anaheim), Ramon Aguilar, Mrs. Ed White, Albert Bittner, Ed White, Nick A. Bittner, Clara Rust Bittner, Willis W. Weaver, and Elisha A. Pullen. neighborhood bands have been well known for lots of events and celebrations, from lodge openings to Fourth of July parades. numerous bands existed in Anaheim, together with the Anaheim urban Band, an 18-piece (16 proven during this photo) brass band, led through Jesse W. Whann, an finished cornetist who had a really huge and well known following within the past due 1800s. throughout the summer season, they gave weekly live shows on the bandstand at the vacant lot, the place the Planter’s inn as soon as stood. The Anaheim Turnverein Society numbered nearly 30 participants. They have been a bunch of fellows and girls that cultivated the humanities of making a song and gymnastics. during this c. 1890 picture, they proudly pose less than their banner asserting their social and cultural contribution to town. The society held neighborhood exhibitions in their athletic prowess, in addition to picnics and outings all through early Orange County. those sixteen younger Turnverein girls are posed in a fitness center with their Indian golf equipment. Their signal reads “Wilkommen,” German for “Welcome. ” Tivoli Gardens, a meeting position for Turnverein teams, used to be later renamed Columbia Gardens, which was once positioned on West Broadway. The Gardens have been offered in 1921 to the Anaheim Concordia membership. during this 1891 view of the Felicidad Parlor of the local Daughters of the Golden West, we discover 15 debutantes, a lot of whom are the daughters of Anaheim pioneers, enjoyable within the Langenberger gardens.

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