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Brea's Centennial Celebration Photos
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Brea Centennial poster (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Grand Marshall Andrea Barker, actress in "Full House" and "Fuller House"
Grand Marshall Charlie Hough, former Dodgers pitcher
Randy Jones, Brea-Olinda class of '68 and 1976 Cy Young Award winner for the San Diego Padres
Wells Fargo stagecoach (Terry Sullivan)
Baseball players who were about to play in a re-creation of the 1924 exhibition game featuring Babe Ruth and former Olinda resident Walter Johnson. (Terry Sullivan)
Laurel School Leopards (Terry Sullivan)
Mayor Pro Tem and former Mayor Glenn Parker (Terry Sullivan)
Councilwoman and former Mayor Christine Marick
Street racers re-enacting 1960's-era Birch Street drag races.
On my honor, I will do my best<br />To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;<br />To help other people at all times;<br />To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Councilman Steve Vargas
Councilman and former Mayor Marty Simonoff (Terry Sullivan)
Richard Rios, City Treasurer
Brea's 50th Jubilee Queen Beverly Cary
Brea Community Services' Trolley, that primarily transports seniors throughout Brea.
Brea-Olinda Ladycats basketball team, 10-time California state champs
Brea Little League, celebrating over 50 years (over 60 years if you count our generation's era whose league wasn't affiliated.)
Pop Warner Football
Brea Jr. High School Bobcats (no longer the Hepcats of a different era.) (Terry Sullivan)
Brea Junior High, Part II
Bug Patrol
Orange County Supervisor of the 4th District Shawn Nelson
Princess Ariel
Friends of the Brea Library
The Batmobile
The "God" of Brea, Wayne Wedin, former Mayor, Councilman, and City Manager who was largely responsible for the Brea Mall, the new Civic Center, Brea's Art in Public Places program, Brea Downtown, and many, many other accomplishments.
Bikers I
Bikers II
Bikers III
Bikers IV
Biker V
Bikers VI
Bikers VII
Bill Lentini, former Brea policeman, Chief of Police, Councilman, and Mayor
Former Councilman and Mayor Rex Gaede  and his wife Susan Gaede, AKA "Newsie Suzie"
Rescue dogs
The Fanning Falcons
The Country Hills Cougars
Grand Marshall Bobby Grich, former California Angels' 2nd baseman (being driven by former Brea fireman Dave Mahlstede, class of 63.)
1960 Chevy Impala Convertible
Folklorico dancers from Brea's sister city, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico I
Folklorico dancers from Brea's sister city, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico II
Brea's Sister City Anseong, Korea
Needs no introduction!
Korean American Youth Performing Artists
KAYPA II
Former third generation Mayor and Councilman Don Schweitzer and wife Janis
More members of the Schweitzer family
The Shaffer family of Shaffer Tool Works fame and fortune
The Shaffer and the Farren families
Brea Hills ranchers
The Farren and Fanning families with Jack Smith, BO class of 64, chauffeuring the Fannings
And, of course, the Bickel family
Jerry and Billie Russell Bowland, BO class of 48, in their 64 Chevy Impala
A couple of Model A Fords
The Brea-Olinda band, keeping the Wildcats fighting hard, do or die!
The "new and improved" Brea Civic Center
Where's former Helms Bakery driver Gene Xenos when you need a waxy chocolate donut? And where's his whistle?
Star Wars wannabe Storm Troopers
1957 Ford Fairlane 500
Brea Lions Club advertising their pancake breakfast fundraiser
Arovista Allstars I
Arovista Allstars II
A member of the KAYPA troupe cooling off after a long walk in 90+ degree weather
1952 Studebaker pickup truck
Brea-Olinda Wildcats varsity football team
Brea-Olinda Wildcats cheer squad
1956 Cadillac Coup DeVille
Brea Community Center fitness class
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim "cheerleaders"
55th State Assemblyman Phillip Chen
Darryl Jones Real Estate trolley
Straight Up Barber Shop, 337 South Brea Boulevard with Air Force Future Airmen
Brea Soroptomists
El Rodeo Equestrian Center, Carbon Canyon
1957 Chevy pickup truck
1957 Chevy Bel Air
1957 Chevy pickup and a 1961 Chevy Impala convertible
1967 Ford Mustang
1939 Ford Coupe
1960 Lincoln Continental convertible
Chino Hills State Park Conservation Center (No, the wildcat isn't real.)
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
USC Marching Band . . . Fight on!
Ya' just gotta love that shirt!
We're waxin' down our surfboards, we can't wait 'til June! (Note the classic mint & white pinstripe shirts on this Beach Boys cover band.)
VIP tent at the picnic, with the dance floor to the lower right
Brea ladies sportin' their new commemorative Brea Centennial Angels caps.
This is the first of several slides displayed on the left field scoreboard honoring Brea's Centennial celebration. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Participants in the 1924 Babe Ruth/Walter Johnson game played at the Brea Bowl. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Babe Ruth, seated with his teammates prior to the start of the game. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Walter Johnson (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Close-up of Walter Johnson (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Walter Johnson and Babe Ruth playfully determining whose team bats first. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
A scene from the 1924 Brea Bowl exhibition featuring Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
The flyer advertising the Halloween day, 1924, exhibition baseball game between Walter Johnson's Anaheim Elks Lodge vs. Babe Ruth's All-Stars. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Future Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, second from right, and Walter Johnson, fourth from left, were the star attractions at an exhibition game in Brea on Oct. 31, 1924. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Babe Ruth bats in an exhibition on Oct. 31, 1924, at the Brea Bowl, a natural amphitheater. The game was part of a postseason barnstorming tour and is commemorated in an exhibit at Brea Museum and Heritage Center. A residential/commercial neighborhood now stands on the bowl site. (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Autographed photo of the Babe (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Autographed photo of former Olinda resident and baseball Hall of Famer, Walter Johnson (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Mayor of Brea Cecilia Hupp being recognized at home plate prior to first pitch
Bev Perry, former city clerk, city councilmember and mayor of Brea
John Bickel, President of the Board of Directors, Brea Museum & Heritage Center
Former Brea-Olinda High School Head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director, Steve Hiskey
Former Brea Chief of Police, Councilman, and Mayor Bill Lentini
Brea-Olinda Ladycat basketball forward, Brooke Fogarty
Chuck Carey, Walter Johnson's cousin
In addition to being Brea Centennial Night at Angel Stadium it was Mike Trout bobblehead night.
Brea residents Marge and Ron Osborn
Walter Johnson's cousin Chuck Carey throws out the first pitch.
Play ball!
Babe Ruth comes to Brea (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Main entrance to Brea Junior High School
Brea-Olinda High School prior to the 1933 Long Beach earthquake
Photo of Brea-Olinda High School shot from the southwest
Brea-Olinda High School with school buses parked in front
Photo of Brea-Olinda High School shot from the southeast
Photo of Brea-Olinda High School shot from the west
The wrecking ball, 1989
The wrecking ball, 1989, Part II
The wrecking ball, 1989, Part III
1961 CIF champions Brea-Olinda football team, head coach Dick Tucker
Brea-Olinda vs. Capistrano High School 75-0 game
1962 CIF champions Brea-Olinda football team, head coach Glen Hastings
Program for November 9, 1962, Brea-Olinda/Laguna Beach High School football game
Program for November 9, 1962, Brea-Olinda/Laguna Beach High School football game
Brea-Olnda Wildcats windshield sticker
1950's-era downtown Brea in color
1950's-era downtown Brea
Gene Xenos, the quintessential Helms Man
Richfield gas station, northeast corner of Pomona Avenue (Brea Boulevard) & Imperial Highway
Terry Sullivan, age 4, on his tricycle at 222 1/2 South Pomona Avenue, Brea, 1950
Brea's 100-Year Anniversary poster (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Abstract painting of the infamous "Brea Welcomes You" sign (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Brea Centennial poster (Brea Museum & Historical Society)
Brea, California

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