“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Yorba Linda in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Section of the Cajon Canal

Cajon Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Cajon Canal Marker
Inscription.  This lined section of the Cajon Canal (Circa 1923) helped bring water from the Santa Ana River to Rancho Santa Ana and several northern Orange County communities during the early development of the county. Construction of the original, unlined earthen canal began in 1875, and was completed by 1878, under joint ownership of the Cajon Irrigation Company and Anaheim Water Company, predecessors of the Anaheim Union Water Company. The operation of the canal was managed by generations of dedicated Zanjeros who regulated the flow and distribution of water through the canal. Although the Cajon Canal was abandoned in the 1960's, the last known intact section can still be viewd along the historic Pomegranate Road located approximately ¼ mile northwest of this site.
Erected 1997 by City of Yorba Linda.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 33° 52.501′ N, 117° 42.521′ W. Marker
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is in Yorba Linda, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Susanna Bryant Drive and Rancho Santa Ana Road, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Susanna Bixby Bryant Museum and Botanic Garden, open Sundays 1-4. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Susanna Bryant Dr, Yorba Linda CA 92887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Cajon Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Irrigation in Orange County (approx. half a mile away); Peralta Adobe (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cañada De Los Bueyes (approx. 4 miles away); Site of Don Bernardo Yorba Hacienda (approx. 4.2 miles away); History Speaks Softly (approx. 4.4 miles away); Yorba Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Roland E. Bigonger (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorba Linda.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — The original section of the canal on Pomegranate Road.
Section of the Cajon Canal, and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Section of the Cajon Canal, and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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