Friday, May 18, 2007

Santa Catalina Island Country Club & Avalon

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The Catalina Island wildfires have been in the news recently and I thought it would be a good time to feature a couple of postcards from this island paradise. The fire burned 4,750 acres, mostly in the island's interior, and was 100% contained as of today. According to their website, the year round population is around 3,500 and in the summer and on weekends, the population can approach 10,000. The island is located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California from Los Angeles. The island even has a buffalo herd, left over from one of the many movies filmed there, that has been there since 1924. The first postcard is a circa 1915 aerial view of the Catalina Country Club showing the golf course and tennis courts. This postcard is available in the California section of my website.

The second postcard is a 1903 bird's eye view of Avalon and the harbor with the Hotel Metropole in the center of postcard. This postcard is also available on Moody's Postcards.

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