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By Stephen J. Faessel

After the advancements that the realm struggle II period delivered to the small agricultural neighborhood of Anaheim, the key transformation arrived in 1955. Anaheim replaced eternally from a sleepy and proud little city into the heart for leisure and tourism in Southern California with the coming of Disneyland. different nationwide and neighborhood companies and franchises arrived in and round this Orange County anchor city--including the California Angels baseball membership, the Anaheim conference middle, and such aerospace giants as Boeing and Rockwell International--and Anaheim grew exponentially.

This choice of greater than two hundred classic and modern photos depict the result of Anaheim's far-sighted elected and enterprise leaders, who nurtured the town from its agrarian roots and made it into one of many nation's quickest growing to be towns within the Sixties.

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I don’t know why Mother insists on these Saturday excursions because it’s really a terrific bore for both of us. I think it’s her way of showing me she’s interested in my life. But I know she isn’t really. She always asks me the same three things in the same exact order: 1) How’s school? 2) How’s Sophy? qxd 4/27/2000 20:36 Page 38 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 S 24 R lately? and as soon as I start to answer, her eyes immediately begin scanning the restaurant in hopes of recognizing someone she can then wave to and reel over to their table so she doesn’t have to talk to me.

Qxd 4/27/2000 20:36 Page 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 S 24 R I told her either she could study harder or I could study even less than she thinks I do, which didn’t even make her smile, let alone laugh. I’m not even sure she knew I was trying to be funny. Sophy doesn’t have a very good sense of humor. This time we argued because Sophy finally admitted that she had a crush on Bernard Goldberg, which I found impossible to comprehend and told her so. That’s what started the fight.

Blumenthal added that Hitler’s crazy ideas might be all right for the Germans but he won’t get very far with them here in Vienna. Daddy and Mr. Heller were strangely quiet and kept looking at one another as if there was some secret they shared. I wish I knew what Daddy and Mr. Heller were thinking but I’m afraid to ask. I don’t think they are as optimistic as the others. I’m not, either. Max went right to his room after dinner, and I wanted to talk to him so much that I decided to risk knocking on his door.

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