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    Oceanside Public Library ~ Once home to AJ Myers

    by Yaqui Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    This is a beautiful centerpiece to the downtown area is the Public Library, Fountain, and City Hall. This spot was once where Andrew Jackson Myers who was the founder of Oceanside. He was a native of La Salle County Illinois, where he was born in 1840, but lived in San Joaquin County California around 1852. Served in the military during the Civil War, and returned to California and started San Luis Rey Township in 1881. In 1882 he moved on the land embracing the original town site of Oceanside. He founded the Oceanside Water Company which was very critical to establishing early Oceanside. He served his community and the community of San Diego County for which he will always be remembered for.

    330 North Coast Hwy. Oceanside, CA 92054

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    Watch birds

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 27, 2003

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    Walking around the Oceanside Marina pay attention to the birds swimming in the Pacific Ocean and sitting around, mainly in numerous boats/yachts.

    Enlarge my picture please. What bird is it? Pelican??? If you know please e-mail me.

    From my friend Elisabeth (eden_teuling):
    Pelicanus Occidentalis, abnoally huge, some 110 cm. Wingspan 230 cm. Eastcoast of North America from North Carolina to the South via the Caribean to tropical Brazil and along the Westcoast of North America from Washington to Peru.
    Breeds from S. Carolina to the Orinoco river in Brazil and from California to Equador and on the Galapagos Islands.
    THANK YOU Elisabeth!

    From Justin (JustinJansen):
    The bird is a Brown pelican.
    THANK YOU Justin!

    WHAT  BIRD  IS  IT?
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    Oeanside City Hall Sculptures

    by Yaqui Written Nov 5, 2011

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    Located next to the Oceanside's Library is City Hall. What makes it unique is the wonderful sculpture it has that separates each of the wings of the building. It you walk a little further in past the Library's entrance and past the beautiful fountain you will discover a nice little find.

    300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

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    Armed Forces Day~Operation Appreciation Day

    by Yaqui Written Nov 5, 2011

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    Usually held in the second or third week in May is Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation Day. It is a event for the whole public to partake in sharing the appreciate of our military families and their sacrifices. They have all kinds of activities for young and old and have many type vendor booths, games, mechanical rides, inflatable jumps, kid’s crafts and face painting. The beach will be loaded with military land and amphibious displays, including the LCAC, for people to explore and learn about. The EOD team will be on hand to demonstrate their latest equipment. It starts at 11:00 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m.

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    Roberts Cottages 1928

    by Yaqui Written Nov 5, 2011

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    These were built in 1928 for vacationing residents from Los Angeles to escape the city. They exchanged hands many times, until 1941 they were named the Roberts Cottages, but sadley kept exchanged hands till 1990 they were sold as permament residences. They are an important part to Oceanside historical past. What is very unique is the fact they are still being enjoyed!

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