Yorba Linda in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pacific Electric Depot
The first means of public transportation, the "Big Red Car", took townsfolk to Los Angeles nine times a day. As passengers approached, conductor Ben Foss would shout, "Yorba Linda, Capital of the World!"
Erected 1983 by Cultural Heritage Committee. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 33° 53.462′ N, 117° 49.012′ W. Marker is in Yorba Linda, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Imperial Highway (California Route 90) south of Lemon Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located to the right of main entrance to Polly's Pies, the business that now occupies the historic building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18132 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda CA 92886, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesRichard Nixon (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Nixon A California Native Son (about 700 feet away); Richard Nixon Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yorba Linda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Richard Milhous Nixon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Space Shuttle Accident (approx. one mile away); Roland E. Bigonger (approx. 1.8 miles away); Olinda (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorba Linda.
More about this marker. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#79000517).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.