Orange County California History
There are few reasons why people flock to Orange County, California as visitors and new residents, but it remains a popular attraction for tourists and newer residents because it is known for its busy shopping malls, beautiful beaches and beautiful scenery.
The Orange County Fair (OC Fair), which opens on Friday and runs through August 12, has been around for more than 100 years, though it has changed over the years. It turns out that there was a huge influx of new residents from the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California in the early - to mid-1960s.
Some wanted to call it Anaheim County or Santa Ana County, and others simply asked about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The name people eventually chose was Orange County (then it was still called LA). At the time, the county had a lot of land in Irvine donated by the family that owned Rancho Mission Viejo, as well as other parts of Irvine County.
The first railroad came to Anaheim in 1875, and by 1888 there were two railroad lines, the Orange County Railway and the Los Angeles and Santa Ana Railways.
Most of the growth in Orange County during the 1950s was in the northern part, but some lines came from the middle of Orange County and Santa Ana, and some started in Cypress and grew in Garden Grove. Japanese immigrants, "orange groves," as they were called in Southern California in the late 19th century, were also drawn from Orange County by their immigrants. In the mid-1960s, South Orange Counties began to grow, starting with the Master - planned communities of Laguna Niguel, Orange City, Santa Monica, Yorba Linda and Huntington Beach, and spreading to South Anaheim, Huntington Park, Anaheim and other parts of southern Los Angeles.
Agriculture was a booming business, and while other crops disappeared, one-sixth of the nation's oranges came to Orange County in the 1930s. In the 1940s, it had the second largest orange population in California, behind Los Angeles County with 1.5 million.
With the agricultural fortune came the development of the planned community of Anaheim, the first of its kind in the United States. Anaheim (founded in 1870 as a city when Orange County was still part of Los Angeles County) created its first public school system. The Mexican school was completed in 1921, and racial segregation of Mexican students became the norm until 1954, when the segregation in California ended, with the opening of a new school for Mexican-American students in Anaheim.
Spain remained under the sole control of Orange County, California, for the rest of its history, with the exception of a brief period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
When Mexico began to abandon the country, almost all of Orange County became part of a large rancho. This growth led to the California legislature partitioning Los Angeles County on March 11, 1889, and establishing Orange County as a separate political entity. In 1891, Orange County was founded, which separated from the original borders of San Diego County in California. Orange County was created to cut off the state government from a land mass that sits in the middle of the state's most populous county, San Bernardino County.
Life in Orange County has not always revolved around beach surfing, and since 1857 it has been home to a group of thieves and criminals. One of the lines runs from the Orange County coast to Newport Beach, but Seal Beach and Huntington Beach were both born in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, respectively.
As Southern California experienced a construction boom unprecedented, Orange County regulators and planners worked hard on a project that they dared not even tell their colleagues, fearing it would be sunk by the county's planner's colleagues. As the extensive chronicle of the county's history shows, it never happened and never will.
The report, prepared by the Orange County Commissioner for Agriculture, traces the county's history from its beginnings in the early 19th century to the present day. It also includes a map showing the original ranchos that covered Orange County in California in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as well as a list of county commissioners and county officials.
In 1769 Don Gaspar de Portola led the first expedition to Orange County and two years later Father Junipero Serra founded the San Juan Capistrano Mission in what is now Los Angeles County. On November 1, 1776, the Franciscans built their first modern building in Orange County, the "San JuanCapistranos Mission," which became known as the seventh of 21 missions in California. Spanish expedition led by Gas sallor de portola, several Indian tribes occupied the area, which later became Orange County.
Westminster's roots go back to 1800 when it was founded by the Reverend Lemuel P. Webber, but they go back to the 19th century and beyond.