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

La Habra's Birthplace

 
 
La Habra's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
1. La Habra's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. The first post office, officially naming this settlement "La Habra," was granted in 1896 and was established in a corner of Coys Store, located on this site. El Camino Viejo, the old road between the missions, passed this corner, which became a central trading point in the fertile La Habra Valley.
 
Erected 1976 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Location. 33° 55.9′ N, 117° 56.761′ W. Marker is in La Habra, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of South Euclid Street and East La Habra Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on South Euclid Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 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 Pacific Electric Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory (approx. 1.6 miles away); Don Gaspor Portola (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fullerton College (approx. 4.2 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Habra.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of La Habra. Settlers arrived to buy parcels
La Habra's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
2. La Habra's Birthplace Marker
This main marker is the lower marker seen in this view of the monument.
of land on Rancho La Habra in the 1890s. Most came by rail, but some, by wagons. These newcomers reaped a golden harvest of grain from the lands and raised sheep. Among the early settlers were the Milhous family, grandparents of the nation's 37th president, Richard Milhous Nixon. Nixon opened his first law office in La Habra adjacent to the Civic Center.
. (Submitted on December 1, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Bicentennial Plaque (<i>Upper Marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
3. Bicentennial Plaque (Upper Marker)
We the people of La Habra dedicate this monument in celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, which was adopted 200 years ago today by the unanimous consent of the states present at the Federal Convention in Philadelphia.

Placed by the La Habra Committee on the
Bicentennial of the United States Constitution
September 17, 1987
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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.
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