1951 was a banner year for festival photos and newspaper coverage, here the preview article touting the upcoming fete:
Images presented here are all courtesy of Calisphere, the University of Southern California’s Digital Library and they provide a plethora of photographic evidence of the community’s participation:
And the glorious recap write up the morning after in the LA times on November 1st:
Thankfully these images and articles are available for public discovery online…do you have any buried treasures you’d like to dig out and share as well? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to see more of how Anaheimers have celebrated over the years.