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Brea Historical Society Publishes New Brea History Book

6 years ago by in ( Culture/Arts , News , Shopping , Welcome to Brea , What's New! )

The Brea Historical Society is accepting pre-orders of its new pictorial history book,  Brea: Then and Now.

You will journey into the past some 10,000 years ago when the local indigenous tribe the “Tongva” inhabited the ethnographic area of Brea.  Next, you will travel to the Spanish era when California was first discovered by Juan Cabrillo in 1542 and when Portola walked through Brea in 1769 along ‘El Camino Real’, to the Mexican era when Brea was part of “Alta California” under Mexico through the Rancho periods of the Ontiveros family and later Abel Stearns to the modern day era of the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, two world wars and several others, oil, oranges, opportunity, education, commerce, until today the 2010s.

It is the only pictorial book of Brea in existence.   Each hard cover copy of this limited edition book is $25.00.  Checks should be made payable to the Brea Historical Society and mailed along with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail to the Brea Museum & Heritage Center.   The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 9764, Brea, CA  92822-9764.

Brea, Then and Now. Authored by Tim Harvey & published by the Brea Historical Society, this exciting new book is a pictorial history of Brea from the ancient & colonial times to the present day era illustrating a rare collection of photographs of the people, workers, city, industry, school, churches, and much more! On sale now at the Brea Museum or submit your order by mail.  New Edition - $25.00, including tax. (Add $5.00 for shipping & handling mail orders.)

 
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  • Carolyn Campbell

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