Author: Burbankia Mike

About Burbankia Mike

Burbank Mike is one of the team behind the website and along with his partner, Wes, is currently working on a new book celebrating Burbank's history and the many stories from the past

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Welcome to Burbank!

You always knew when you has made it back home to Burbank

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Remembering Burbank’s Sacrifice for Our Country

Each Memorial Day the names of those who were lost are read aloud and a Red Rose placed on their monument to assure that their names ring out in our city once again so their sacrifice is not forgotten

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s Own Song

If you would like to hear a performance of this home town song I will be giving a slide presentation this Saturday afternoon at the Burbank Historical Society Gordon Howard Museum at Olive Rec at 2 pm.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank Was Once Wine Country

At one time the Hillsides of the Verdugo’s were covered in grape arbors

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Beach Boys Burbank Connection

All of this was brought about by Burbank High School Drill team member and super loyal student Jodi Gable

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Andrew Jergens Plant

e all told time the same way by the sound of the Jergens Plant break and main steam whistles

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s First Real School Building

It had a belfry or bell tower which housed the bell that called the boys and girls of the community to school each morning

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank Villa Hotel

Dr Burbank himself took on the task of building a first class hotel for local visitors to stay.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: No Factory Here, Just Farms!

Imagine the entire Empire shopping center covered in chicken wire with painted feathers to look like alfalfa fields

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank Community Hospital

Way before Saint Joseph’s Hospital was the main source of Medical care in Burbank, there was a place called the Burbank Community Hospital

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s Cornell Theater

Located on San Fernando Rd. between Bethany and Cornell Dr. it was one of the most stylish movie houses in Burbank

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank 1945 Becomes a Repatriation Community!

Burbank was named as one of the repatriation cities for Japanese Americans and took this job very seriously

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Forget John Deere Get Your Earthmaster Tractor Right Here!

Yes Burbank once had a tractor of its own