Early Santa Ana

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Located at the heart of Orange County, Santa Ana has been the civic and community center as "the OC" grew and prospered. Thirty-three miles from Los Angeles and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the city was founded by William Spurgeon, who, in 1867, purchased just over 74 acres of what was once the Yorba family's Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana to start a new community. This book revisits those formative years that left a rich history in architecture and culture, laying the foundation for today's 350,000 city residents. Santa Ana boasts two historic districts and 20 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Growing with the ranching and citrus industries as well as the transportation routes they spawned, the city also contains 400 locations of historic significance on its own citywide historic register.
ISBN: 9780738531007
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Marge Bitetti is the author of Arcadia Publishing's Norco, as well as Millennium: Twenty-First Century Orange County and articles on California history. A member of the California Historic Society and the Authors Guild, she lived in Santa Ana for 12 years. Guy Ball, the author of Arcadia's Santa Ana in Vintage Postcards, is a longtime officer of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society and webmaster for the Conference of California Historical Societies.
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