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rememBURBANK is a podcast featuring stories from the history of Burbank, California and is produced by the Burbank Public Library. Thanks to funding provided by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library the first episode was released April 2019. It tells the story of President John F. Kennedy’s appearance at the John Burroughs High School prom in 1963 and the Tournament of Roses float it inspired. Here you can find past episodes, shownotes, and updates. New episodes released monthly!

Episodes 

Episode 005: "Red Cars" arrive in Burbank

The Pacific Electric trolley line, nicknamed "Red Cars", arrived in Burbank a few months after the city was incorporated in 1911. How did the small population of Burbank convince a major transportation system to travel to the rural community, you ask? Listen to the show to find out! 

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Episode 004: Start of the Starlight Bowl

With views overlooking the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, the Starlight Bowl has witnessed many concerts, performances, and school events over its decades of existence. How did the outdoor amphitheater come to be you ask? Listen to the show to find out!

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Episode 003: Dr. Coulter's Acts of Gallantry

In the book Burbank History a brief mention is made of Dr. F.W. Coulter who went to Buckingham Palace to receive the Distinguished Conduct Medal. What did he do to receive such a prestigious medal, you ask? Listen to the show to find out!

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Episode 002: The Mystery of the Copper Box

In 1986 a time capsule was discovered in an office closet at the Burbank Central Library. The copper box had been unearthed when the old library was demolished in the early 1960s, but rather than being opened it was stored in a closet and forgotten for nearly a quarter of a century. What was found inside when it was finally opened you ask? Listen to the show to find out!

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Episode 001: The President Goes to the Prom 

In 1963 President John F. Kennedy attended the John Burroughs High School prom. Why would a sitting President of the United States attend a high school dance you ask? Listen to the show to find out!

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