Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Eve 1898

This is a snapshot from the front page of the Santa Monica Daily Outlook from 31 December 1898, 116 years ago (via the Santa Monica Public Library Digital Collection). There's a lot of similarities to how the day is celebrated today. "New Years is still a day of sports and pastimes, and its return is looked forward to with pleasure." Many Santa Monicans were also preparing to attend the Rose Parade, as they will in 2015.
Source: SMPL Digital Collection. 
Meanwhile in the present, research has been slow over the holidays as the kids have been home from school. The writing aspect of this blog has taken a hit as well. I'll try to rectify that tomorrow with a post looking back on 2014.

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