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La Habra in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Habra Pacific Electric Depot

Completed 1909

 
 
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
1. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot Marker
Inscription. This structure symbolizes the beginning of a new era of development in the rich La Habra Valley. The La Habra Line was one of the most significant in Southern California progress. Early crops and supplies to the new oil fields could be rapidly transported via the popular "red cars".
 
Erected 1976 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 33° 55.767′ N, 117° 56.778′ W. Marker is in La Habra, California, in Orange County. Marker is on South Euclid Street south of East 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Euclid Street, La Habra CA 90631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory (approx. 1.5 miles away); Don Gaspor Portola (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fullerton College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy Orange County Archives, circa 1965
2. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot
The building has been relocated from its original site and now houses the La Habra Depot Theater which runs about six shows per year.
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Habra.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pacific Electric Connects Southern California Cities. RailsWest.com states: Pacific Electric Railway Company was incorporated by Henry Huntington on November 10, 1901. Pacific Electric took over the financially troubled Los Angeles-Pasadena interurban line, then built a new line, between Los Angeles and Long Beach, which opened on July 4, 1902. (Submitted on December 1, 2011.) 

2. The City of La Habra. The city website offers the history of the area. (Submitted on December 1, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Railroad Cars on Display Near the Depot Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
3. Railroad Cars on Display Near the Depot Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on .   3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the depot building. • Can you help?
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