The mega-fire of the devastating Woolsey blaze drew back the curtains from the decades of Miramar growth and development. Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors. An awakening for this dyslexic atheist insomniac who stayed awake all night wondering if there is a dog. A memory too weird for words (but here we go anyways). Through the lifting of the smoke, fire, haze and in the ashes of the burn scar emerged the digital footprint of Miramar daily life. Week by week, year by year, here are the stories of community life retold in the archives of the Miramar News, these back pages appearing to a man-child with kaleidoscope eyes. Naturally, we had to rearrange their pages and give them all another name. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear as we enter the Miramar time machine tumbling, tumbling back thru the headlines of the weekly home town journal. Picture yourself in a boat on a river…as we move to the next arena of our three-ring circus.
Horsing Around in Miramar
REMUDA – The Miramar Remuda, a two-day celebration of culture and heritage held September 27-28, 1947, took its name from the corral that vaqueros would use to select a horse for the day. The event featured this impressive display of horses (over 900 riders) on both days, in addition to a circus, a "western bathing beauty contest," aquatic races, and an air show Riders and Ropers Christen a Corral Miramar Queen coronation at gymkhana horse show. Miramar 4H Plays hosts to horses and celebrities Nancy and Ron, popular TV and motion picture stars visit a horse show Building Up the Ground Brought to you by Propertese God of Real Estate Ranch sells for 400 pesos (1848) Beach homes once could be bought for $4500 Atomic Power Plant in Miramar proposed Hollywood premier for local supermarket opening Ocean causeway to divert 4-lane highway traffic