La Habra in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
La Habra Pacific Electric Depot
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Euclid Street, La Habra CA 90631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. 1½ miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old City HallDon Gaspar de Portolá (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fullerton College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Habra.
Also see . . .
1. Pacific Electric Connects Southern California Cities. RailsWest website entry: 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.)
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