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Old Santa Ana

 
 
Old Santa Ana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
1. Old Santa Ana Marker
Inscription.  Portola camped on bank of Santa Ana River in 1769. Jose Antonio Yorba, member of expedition, later returned to Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. El Camino Real crossed river in this vicinity. Place was designated Santa Ana by travelers, and known by that name until present town of Santa Ana was founded.
 
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 204.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHispanic Americans. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the El Camino Real, “The King's Highway” (California), and the Portolá Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 33° 50.2′ N, 117° 50.778′ W. Marker is in Orange, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of North Orange Olive Road and East Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Orange Olive Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2898 North Orange Olive Road, Orange CA 92865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. First Site of the Olive Mill (approx. half a mile away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. half a mile away); Steve Ambriz Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campsite of Anza (approx. 0.7 miles away); Block by Block (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Block by Block (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Block by Block (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boeing Autonetics (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 204.
 
Old Santa Ana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
2. Old Santa Ana Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 2,019 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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