La Mirada: A Brief History

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La Mirada began with a vision. Andrew McNally, of the mapmakers Rand McNally and Company, saw the beautiful rolling hills as the perfect place to grow olives and lemons and purchased 2,600 acres of land that would become the modern city it is today. Originally planned as a collection of country estates, the area attracted dairy farmers and citrus growers who operated alongside the McNally Ranch, well known for its olive oil. During the building boom after World War II, families flocked to the area, drawn by idyllic spaces like Neff Park, and voted to incorporate in 1960. Join authors Glen Cantrell and Raymond Fernandez as they share the story of a thriving La Mirada.
ISBN: 9781467148382
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Brief History
Images: 63
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A lover of all history worldwide, Glen Cantrell once aspired to be a history teacher for grades seven and eight. After Glen spent his first twenty-one years in the city of La Mirada, California, he moved out to Page, Arizona, and became a Canyon Tours Guide at the Lake Powell National Recreation Area. Glen has completed two published fiction novels, one being a science fiction chronicle. Today, he is a security professional and a novelist. Raymond Fernandez moved to La Mirada in November 1981 during the year of the El Niño Rains. He had been in the insurance industry for twenty-seven years and currently sits on the La Mirada Historical Preservation Council Committee. Raymond is married and has two beautiful children, Isabel and Presley Fernandez. He wants the readers to know especially of the youth and vibrancy of the city today and how we got here from a historical perspective. He loves spending time with family and sincere people.
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