Update: The business side of Balboa

Good morning, readers! I received a comment on my post, “The business side of Balboa” from Therese Parmele, whose grandfather ran the Balboa Pharmacy #2 in Newport Beach: “Thank you for uploading these photos. My maternal grandfather, Alfonse Hamann, whom you mentioned, ran his first pharmacy in Balboa. He also caught the world’s record swordfish …

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McFadden brothers’ history — update

I received a comment from Robert McFadden’s great great-grandson, Mark Ladd, on a recent post (“Newport Beach’s history in late 1800s“) and wanted to share! “Greetings, Thought you might like to know that James and Robert McFadden weren’t from San Francisco. They were both born in Delhi, Delaware County, New York. James initially came to …

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