The lower basement “children’s room,” was completely made of wood and had only one exit. In a fire or another earthquake it would have been a deathtrap. It was the first library I ever went to and I wish that it could have been saved.
|Dean Hobbs Memorial Library, Santa Paula California|
|Bookplate, Ventura County Free Library|
</>A Trip to Steckel Park in 1964
This was part of a series of travel information you could buy in the early 1960’s. This guy went to all these places, got the pictures and information, and then tried to sell them to people who traveled on vacations. Steckel Park is in Ventura County, California, just north of Santa Paula, California, “The Citrus Capital of the World,” and the home to both Union Oil and Sunkist Oranges.
I remember the crow named Sam, and the peacocks being everywhere and screeching like the devil. The park is still there but it is not the same as 1964. Still nice but definitely not the same.