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Yorba Linda in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Irrigation in Orange County

 
 
Irrigation in Orange County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2012
1. Irrigation in Orange County Marker
Inscription.  Water from the Santa Ana River was largely responsible for the transformation of this arid valley into productive agricultural land. Irrigation companies in Orange County were in operation as early as the 1860s. The two largest were the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company and the Anaheim Union Water Company, operating into the 1970s. This headgate was used by the SAVI to divert water from canal to orchard.
 
Erected 1992 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 40.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West, and the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 33° 52.159′ N, 117° 42.821′ W. Marker is in Yorba Linda, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Santa Ana Canyon Road. Marker is located
SAVI Headgate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2012
2. SAVI Headgate
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approximately 200 feet north of the entrance to Canyon RV Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24001 Santa Ana Canyon Road, Yorba Linda CA 92887, 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. The Historic Cajon Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Section of the Cajon Canal (approx. half a mile away); Peralta Adobe (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cañada De Los Bueyes (approx. 3½ miles away); Site of Don Bernardo Yorba Hacienda (approx. 3.8 miles away); Yorba Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Submerged Dam (approx. 4.8 miles away); Irvine Park (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorba Linda.
 
ARMCO Model 300 Inlet Valve image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2012
3. ARMCO Model 300 Inlet Valve
American Society of Civil Engineers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2012
4. American Society of Civil Engineers Marker
Orange County Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Co.
Initial Construction 1877
Designated 1991 by Orange County Branch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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