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Newspaper Clippings of IB Pier Collapse are just some of the Items the IB Historical Society will Display at Mayor's Breakfast July 15th

Jun 29, 2016 08:21PM ● By Paul Spear
Newspaper Clippings of Imperial Beach Pier Collapse in February of 1969 are just some of the Items the Imperial Beach Historical Society will have on Display all day at Mayor's Breakfast July 15th and Saturday July 16th at Sun and Sea Festival to Celebrate Imperial Beach's 60th Anniversary of its Incorporation.

To celebrate the City of Imperial Beach's 60th Anniversary of its Incorporation on July 18th, 
 1956. City Councilwoman Lorie Bragg recruited myself, Paul Spear and we continued to grow with citizens who know the city's history or interested in learning about and put together a group that will be presenting History of Imperial Beach from both before and after its incorporation.

Our hard working and very dedicated group has been meeting twice  week and working at home as well to be able to put on a great presentation to celebrate the anniversary. We will have thousands of photos and newspaper clippings. Stories about people who lived in Imperial Beach. Lots of things you never knew about Imperial Beach. There will be photo albums and items displayed on hanging curtains. Ephemera will be displayed in shadow boxes so you an see some treasures not normally on display.  There will be people in the booth who will share their knowledge of Imperial Beach. The IB Lifeguards will be in the booth with us. They celebrating their 75th year in existence as well and will have an awesome display. I have heard to expect a few historic surfboards on display as well. The always popular IB Fire Department will be there with a display of their history also and many more surprises you will see when you visit our booth.

Our 20x 20 booth will be located on the Rotunda between the Pier and Dempsey Holder Safety Center all day Friday July 15th for the Mayor's Breakfast. the next day unfortunately we will have a smaller booth and don't know where we will be located yet.

About our group. We started of as the Imperial Beach History Group but as things developed we saw a need to protect and preserve Imperial Beach;s history after the celebrations are over. So we teamed up with the South Bay Historical Society (SBHS) and formed our own independent chapter of the SBHS and the Imperial Beach Historical Society was born.
Now we have a way to make sure all of Imperial Beach's history is kept in IB and in the control of Imperial Beach residents and available for display for future generations.

As an Independent Chapter of the SBHS we are a 501.(3)C non-profit organization. anyone with an interest in IB History is welcome at our meetings. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm and go to 5:30pm and meet at 1210 Hemlock IB.


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