Burbank identical twins Erin and Jamie Schonauer have completed a project to collect and organize almost 200 historical photographs into a paperback book that will be released on April 14.
“Early Burbank” was published by Arcadia Publishing, a company that works with individuals, historians and historical societies to publish books that preserve the history of local communities through its Images of America series.
The authors will give a talk about Burbank's history and sell and sign their book from 2 to 3 p.m. April 26 at the Buena Vista Library.
The book took more than a year to complete and spans the time approximately from the late 1800s to the 1970s.
The biggest challenge of the book, the authors said, was narrowing down the photos provided by the websites Burbankia and GoDickson.com and organizations such as the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn., Burbank Historical Society and Burbank Aviation Museum and those taken by the authors.