By Chris Epting
Equipped baseball in Orange County begun within the past due Eighties whilst neighborhood groups all started forming between oil good employees. round 1900, a farm boy from Kansas named Walter Johnson arrived along with his relations. quickly, the flame-throwing destiny hall-of-fame pitcher will be dominating video games in the course of the county as a celeb for Fullerton Union highschool. because the acclaim for baseball grew, extra groups and leagues shaped in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Huntington seashore, and different towns. Connie Mack introduced the Philadelphia Athletics to spring educate in Orange County within the Nineteen Forties. Joe DiMaggio performed for his Santa Ana Air Base group after becoming a member of the military. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and plenty of different legends visited Orange County through the years. Dozens of recognized avid gamers grew up the following, and lots of are laid to leisure right here. In 1966, the California Angels performed their first video game in Orange County, the place they continue to be at the present time because the l. a. Angels of Anaheim. The baseball historical past in Orange County is rich—and fabulous.
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General Bernard Montgomery Most Pacific islands were little-known to their wartime invaders. In films and fiction, the South Seas had been fantasized paradoxically as both free from and in need of the constraints of “civilized” societies, not only socially, but also environmentally. The Pacific islands largely lacked the physical structures and transformed landscapes that the invaders believed were technological markers of their own civilizations, but they were little prepared for this. An alien environment and the exigencies of war forced the invaders to recalibrate their mental pictures of imagined landscapes.
48 Yet other considerations could compromise this. Some Polynesian Walliseans were found to have a high level of TB, filariasis, leprosy, and dengue fever when the Americans arrived, partly because of the neglect for years by the 33 34 Chapter 2 Figure 2. In iconic “grass skirt,” young Samoa Siva dancer gives substance to Hollywood’s elusive South Seas dream, entertaining the marines, Apia, c. 1943 (courtesy of Apia Museum). ” The word “gook” alone was a label of derision on anyone with dark skin.