The Landmark Project: CHL# 993

CHL# 993 WATTS TOWERS OF SIMON RODIA The Watts Towers are perhaps the nation’s best known work of folk art sculpture. Using simple hand tools, cast off materials (glass, shell, pottery pieces and broken tile) Italian immigrant Simon Rodia spent 30 years building a tribute to his adopted country and a monument to the spirit […]

The Landmark Project: CHL# 219

CHL# 219 ANAHEIM LANDING Soon after the founding of the Mother Colony at Anaheim in 1857, the Anaheim Landing Company established Anaheim Landing as a port for the Santa Ana Valley. Despite treacherous entrance conditions that caused several disasters, regular coastwise trade was carried on here for about 15 years. Christine’s Note:  This was a […]

The Landmark Project: CHL# 198

CHL# 198 OLD LANDING On September 10, 1870, Captain Samuel S. Dunnells and William A. Abbott opened Newport Bay to commerce when they entered it for the first time on the sternwheel steamer Vaquero. The landing was designated ‘Newport’-a new port-by James Irvine, Benjamin Flint, James McFadden, and Robert McFadden. The McFaddens operated a regular […]