Lake Forest in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Coast Live Oak - Historical Legend
1769 - Portola Expedition enters what is now Orange County.
1821 - California under Mexican Rule.
1842 - Rancho Canada de los Alisos granted to Don Jose Serrano; future site of Heritage Hill Historical Park.
1850 - California statehood.
1862 - Drought destroys local cattle industry.
1864 - First record of Don Jose Adobe.
1888 - Railroad service expands into Aliso City, now El Toro.
1889 - Orange County established.
1890 - El Toro Grammer School constructed.
1891 - St. George Episcopal Mission constructed.
1908 - Harvey Bennett Ranch House constructed.
1932 - Don Jose Serrano Adobe undergoes extensive restoration.
1974 - Heritage Hill Park site deeded to Orange County.
1982 - Heritage Hill Historic park dedicated.
1985 - This Oak tree fell at the intersection of Trabuco Road and Serrano Creek in El Toro and is estimated to be over one hundred and fifty years old.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Political Subdivisions • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
Location. 33° 38.809′ N, 117° 41.384′ W. Marker is in Lake Forest, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Serrano Road and Winding Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25151 Serrano Rd, Lake Forest CA 92630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Toro, the Early Years (a few steps from this marker); Heritage Hill Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Ways (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Serrano Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel of Hope (approx. half a mile away); El Toro Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Honor of All Veterans (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Forest.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.