Dignitaries, including Michael De Young and Mayor Rolph, on the steps of San Francisco City Hall welcoming "Grizzlies" (soldiers) returning from World War I. From the Hamilton Henry Dobbin collection. 1919
April 7th is National #Beer Day! (Who knew?) It is an unofficial holiday celebrating the end of prohibition. Check out this great photo of a large group at the Senator Hotel in Sacramento celebrating the return of beer in 1933.
Referred to as "The Hill," Chemical Co. No. 1 was closed in 1907 and Hose Company No. 4 went into service in the same station with the same all black crew. In this photo, the firemen of Hose Company No. 4 pose in front of the station circa 1910 :: Dunbar Economic Development Corporation Collection, 1880-1986
Famous orator, presidential candidate, and Scopes Trial lawyer Williams Jennings Bryan visited Fullerton on May 14, 1917. Students from the high school cooking class had prepared a three-course breakfast for the famous speaker. After posing for this picture in front of the Hotel Shay (formerly the St George Hotel), Bryan addressed the high school student body.
After graduating from Fullerton Union High School, philanthropist Doris Tennant Westcott enrolled at the University of Southern California where she was chosen in 1929 and 1930 as the first and second Helen of Troy, selected to represent the university at all social functions. During World War II she joined the WAVES as California's first woman in stripes.
Samuel Brannan (1819-1889) - California's first millionaire started life in Maine in 1819 before moving with his family to Ohio when he was 14 years-old. He led a group o over 200 New York Mormons to California. He was expelled from the Mormon church. When gold was discovered in 1848, he publicized the discovery and outfitted the flood of prospectors, becoming wealthy.