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Oceanside Seeks Old Family Photos for City's 125th Birthday

In addition to family pictures, organizers of the celebration are asking for photographs of Oceanside homes, businesses and other interesting places around town.

The Oceanside Public Library and Oceanside Historical Society put out a call Thursday for old family photographs and other images as the city prepares to celebrate its 125th birthday.

The photos will be scanned and included in an exhibition to be presented at the library in September. A workshop to scan images and provide tips on preserving family photographs is scheduled for Jan. 12 at the Civic Center Library, in the community rooms.

According to the city's website, Oceanside was incorporated in 1888, when its population was around 1,000. The town developed throughout the 1800s in the area surrounding the Mission San Luis Rey, while the coastal area was a summer retreat for families that lived on the warmer inland ranchos. The coastal section of Oceanside developed in the later part of the century after the railroad went through, according to the website.

Oceanside is now home to more than 169,000 residents over 42 square miles.

–City News Service

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