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As one of the largest cities in one of the nation’s most populous counties, Anaheim anchors a host of Orange County attractions, not the least of which are Disneyland, the 2002 World Champion Anaheim Angels, and the Anaheim Convention Center. But Anaheim’s early history followed the hardscrabble route, with fitful years of early cityhood steered in part by hardy immigrant German vintners who, with a civic-mindedness, advanced the establishment of the churches, schools, banks, civic services, and a Carnegie Library that made Anaheim thrive. This collection of more than 200 vintage images reveals the foresight of such men as John Frohling, Charles Kohler, George Hansen, John Fischer, August Langenberger, and others who shaped the beginnings of one of California’s great cities.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Among Anaheim’s citrus pioneers are the forebears of the author of this book, Stephen J. Faessel, who has served as treasurer of the Anaheim Museum, Inc., as president of the Anaheim Historical Society, Inc., as chairman of the Orange County Historical Commission, and president of the Mother Colony Household, Inc., a historic preservation group that oversees the remaining estate dedicated to the city’s early winery tradition. In this retrospective, Faessel presents a treasure trove of images from his own collection, the Anaheim Public Library City Archives, and the Anaheim Museum.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
¿Early Anaheim¿ by Stephen J. Faessel at once engages, entertains, and informs. Such is not always the case with this genre and this publisher. For the uninitiated, the book educates quickly using the series format of vintage images and concise text. Those familiar with the history of early Anaheim will be delighted with additional and even obscure information. With each caption, Faessel¿s expertise provides in-depth backgrounds, which transcend each photograph¿s description and broaden the scope of the book. Most commendable is Faessel¿s willingness to show and tell the complete story without whitewashing less-than-savory historical facts. ¿Early Anaheim¿ by Stephen J. Faessel is a compelling read indicating a job well done.