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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank, Birthplace of the Starship Enterprise

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Attention all Star Trek fans. I have a question for you.

I consider it the ultimate TREK TRIVIA. You know its designation  NCC-1701, you have a set of the technical drawings, you have a model hanging from your ceiling, (or in the garage where the wife lets you hang it) and you have the entire Bridge committed to memory, BUT do you know where the very first Enterprise was Built??

Drum Roll!

Why in Burbank of Course! Right next to the Providencia Motel just below San Fernando Rd. You can see the roll out in the above picture.

Here is one more reason to be proud that you live in Burbank original home of the USS Enterprise.

FYI the model is on display in the Smithsonian, if you are back that way stop in and have a selfie taken to send back home to your friends, family and fellow Fans!

To learn more visit HERE

    In 1968, Caltech Students rallied at NBC in Burbank to bring Star Trek back another season

In 1968, Caltech Students rallied at NBC in Burbank to bring Star Trek back another season

 

Get your Copy of Lost Burbank Now!
lost-in-burbank-book-coverSlowly fading with the city’s ever-changing landscape, the places and people of Burbank’s past tell a vibrant story. Before the arrival of Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, First National Pictures built  its original studio lot on Olive Ave in 1926. For over sixty years, Lockheed Aircraft Company produced some of the nation’s best airplanes where the massive Empire Shopping Center now stands. Heavyweight champion James Jeffries turned his Burbank ranch home and barn into a beloved landmark and boxing venue. Inventor Joseph Wesley Fawkes’s scheme to build a monorail to Los Angeles became a local laughingstock.  Diehard Burbankers Wes Clark and Michael Mc Daniel collect these and many more forgotten local stories where they can finally be found. 

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The authors will be doing a Multi Media presentation and book signing at the Buena Vista Library on November 30th at 7 pm. They will have a signing event at the AUTOBOOKS store on Magnolia Saturday December 3 From 10 am to 2 pm.