Fullerton: The Boom Years

Fullerton: The Boom Years


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America enjoyed newfound prosperity in the decades following World War II, and Southern California was an epicenter of postwar growth. Among the many Orange County communities that grew and flourished in this hopeful and exciting era, Fullerton led the way. Join authors Sylvia Palmer Mudrick, Debora Richey and Cathy Thomas as they recount Fullerton's boom years. It was a time characterized by economic growth, vibrant development and engaged civic participation. From the founding of the world-famous Fender guitar company to the establishment of Fullerton's first university, discover the events and people that transformed Fullerton from a small town to a thriving city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626193192
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,259,280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sylvia Palmer Mudrick is a former reporter for the Fullerton Daily News Reporter, often the first on the scene at many major events. For over thirty years, she also served as public information coordinator for the City of Fullerton.

Debora Richey is a research librarian at California State University-Fullerton and a longtime board of directors member for Fullerton Heritage. She has published a number of books and articles on the history of Fullerton.

Cathy Thomas is the former curator of the Local History Room of the Fullerton Public Library, where she helped develop one of the most valuable and premier local history collections in Orange County.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Housing 9

Chapter 2 Educational Institutions 25

Chapter 3 Business and Industry 47

Chapter 4 People 77

Chapter 5 Attention-Grabbing Headlines 101

Chapter 6 Law Enforcement 121

Chapter 7 Politics and Government 137

Selected Bibliography 157

About the Authors 160

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