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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Anaheim, California

 
Clickable Map of Orange County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Orange County, CA (390) Los Angeles County, CA (1265) Riverside County, CA (174) San Bernardino County, CA (281) San Diego County, CA (348)  OrangeCounty(390) Orange County (390)  LosAngelesCounty(1265) Los Angeles County (1265)  RiversideCounty(174) Riverside County (174)  SanBernardinoCounty(281) San Bernardino County (281)  SanDiegoCounty(348) San Diego County (348)
Santa Ana is the county seat for Orange County
Anaheim is in Orange County
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1California (Orange County), Anaheim — “Big Red Cars”of the Pacific Electric Railway
For more than half a century, the Pacific Electric Railway served Southern California. The system was established by Henry Huntington in 1895 and linked Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties with over 1,000 miles of service and . . . Map (db m101471) HM
2California (Orange County), Anaheim — “Big Red Cars”of the Pacific Electric Railway
For more than half a century, the Pacific Electric Railway served Southern California. The system was established by Henry Huntington in 1895 and linked Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties with over 1,000 miles of service and . . . Map (db m101472) HM
3California (Orange County), Anaheim — A Utopian Dream
Inspired by John Frohling's vision of a viticulture utopia, the Los Angeles Vineyard Society was formed in 1857. Convinced that wine was the way to wealth, the Society joined the scramble for land and sent surveyor George Hansen on a quest that . . . Map (db m189671) HM
4California (Orange County), Anaheim — 49 — Anaheim Cemetery
In 1866, German Colonists established the Anaheim Cemetery as the first public cemetery in Orange County. Many of the early leaders of Anaheim and Orange County are interred here. The Community Mausoleum was built in 1914 as the first mausoleum on . . . Map (db m58908) HM
5California (Orange County), Anaheim — Architectural Sampler
The houses of Founders' Park illustrates how 19th century Anaheim architecture evolved. The modest Mother Colony House, now the oldest wood frame structure in Orange County, represents the first years of the Anaheim Colony. It reflects the hard . . . Map (db m189669) HM
6California (Orange County), Anaheim — Autonetics
[from leftmost panel to rightmost] [b] [center] Autonetics [/center] [/b] Anaheim, Calif Pioneering innovations in electronics, guidance, navigation and control that charted new frontiers on Earth and beyond This monument is . . . Map (db m195480) HM
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7California (Orange County), Anaheim — Boysen Cactus GardenA Garden Rooted in History
The Cactus Garden was conceived by Rudolph "Rudy" Boysen, Superintendent of Anaheim City Parks from 1928 to 1949. Mr. Boysen, a noted botanist and creator of the "boysenberry," placed a variety of cactus in this garden, including several rare . . . Map (db m193789) HM
8California (Orange County), Anaheim — Cañada De Los BueyesCanyon of the Oxen
Through this canyon in Mexican days oxen drawn carretas carried hides to the embarcadero at San Juan Capistrano.Map (db m49945) HM
9California (Orange County), Anaheim — Carthay Circle Theatre
At this theater on the night of December 21, 1937, Walt Disney introduced to the world the first full colored, feature length animated motion picture, Snow White of the Seven Dwarfs. The rest as they say, is history!Map (db m189320) HM
10California (Orange County), Anaheim — Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls and Ol’ Unfaithful were once prominent features in the classic Frontierland attraction Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland, which made its debut at Disneyland in 1960. Taking its cue from the True Life Adventures series nature films, . . . Map (db m165217) HM
11California (Orange County), Anaheim — Dawn Redwood(Metasequoia Glyptostroboides)
This grove of dawn redwood trees was planted by the Orange County Cemetery District as a memorial to the People of Chinese Heritage interred in the Anaheim Cemetery. This species of tree was thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered growing . . . Map (db m197717)
12California (Orange County), Anaheim — Disneyland Monorail SystemHistoric Mechanical Engineering Landmark — 1959 —
Disney engineers designed this monorail system, based on the system developed by Axel L. Wenner-Gren (ALWEG). Built at the Walt Disney Studios, the system is intended to apply to urban transit. Opened in 1959, it has been in daily passenger . . . Map (db m155278) HM
13California (Orange County), Anaheim — Helena Modjeska
This statue is the oldest public works of art project of its type in Orange County. Sponsored by the State Emergency Relief Administration, the Anaheim Rotary Club and the City of Anaheim, it was originally dedicated on September 15, 1935. . . . Map (db m51967) HM
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14California (Orange County), Anaheim — Historic Anaheim Cemetery
The historic Anaheim Cemetery was founded in 1866 by German Colonists who organized the Anaheim Cemetery Association and purchased the original five acre site from Phillip Sichel. In 1893 the final parcel of land was purchased from Capt. Irwin Barr. . . . Map (db m199513) HM
15California (Orange County), Anaheim — Kate and Ella 1895"Katella Ranch"
Kate and Ella, the daughters of the Rea family, were early settlers of Anaheim. The family named their ranch "Katella Ranch" after their daughters. The original Anaheim wagon track was later named after them and is now Katella Ave. Artist: . . . Map (db m123516) HM
16California (Orange County), Anaheim — Lafitte's Anchor
Said to be from a pirate ship commanded by Jean Lafitte in the battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815 It is also said that Lafitte's privateering steps left a wake of blood from the mainland to Barataria Bay But don't believe everything you . . . Map (db m189871) HM
17California (Orange County), Anaheim — Loara School Bell
In 1869, near this location, Mr. Benjamin F. Kellogg helped establish the pioneer farming community of Fairview. In 1870 Mr. Kellogg donated land for the first Fairview school, built at today's Ball Road and Euclid Avenue. By 1888 the school, one of . . . Map (db m59762) HM
18California (Orange County), Anaheim — Michelle Carew Community Courtyard
This courtyard was dedicated September 17th 1999 in loving memory of Michelle Carew. Her spirited battle against leukemia raised awareness of the National Marrow Donor Program throughout this country. In the process, her legacy has saved countless . . . Map (db m311) HM
19California (Orange County), Anaheim — Mother Colony House
This house was built in 1857 by Mr. Geo. Hansen the promoter of that little colony of Germans who founded what is now the City of Anaheim, and originally stood on N. Los Angeles St. between Chartres & Cypress Sts. The building was a gift from . . . Map (db m51963) HM
20California (Orange County), Anaheim — Mother Colony HouseLibrary Landmarks Register — Friends of Libraries USA —
The first home built in Anaheim (1857). It was here that Henrk Sienkiewicz resided with Madame Helena Modjeska in 1876. He is one of the most popular Polish writes and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his outstanding merits as . . . Map (db m188541) HM
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21California (Orange County), Anaheim — 201 — Mother Colony House
First house built in Anaheim, 1857, by George Hanson, founder "The Mother Colony", group selecting name given settlement. This German group left San Francisco to form grape growing colony. Southern California Vineyards became largest in California . . . Map (db m50119) HM
22California (Orange County), Anaheim — 112 — North Gate of City of Anaheim
Anaheim founded 1857 Location of North GateMap (db m51976) HM
23California (Orange County), Anaheim — 48 — Old Anaheim Library
Anaheim's first building constructed exclusively for library use was erected in 1908 with a grant of $10,000 from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The site was purchased with funds raised by popular subscription. This building was designed by Los . . . Map (db m50042) HM
24California (Orange County), Anaheim — Outdoor Living
Writer George Wharton James concluded that Southern California's climate invited residents into the open. Throughout its entire history, Anaheim has proven James correct. In period photographs, hand pumps shared backyards with swings while chicken . . . Map (db m189670) HM
25California (Orange County), Anaheim — 33 — Peralta Adobe
Ramon Peralta built this adobe dwelling in 1871. His grandfather, Juan Pablo Peralta, was co-grantee with Jose Antonio Yorba of the only Spanish land grant in Orange County, the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, upon which the old Peralta settlement was . . . Map (db m50017) HM
26California (Orange County), Anaheim — Petrified TreeFrom the Pike Petrified Forest, Colorado
This section weighs five tons and measures 7 1/2 feet in diameter. The original tree, estimated to have been 200 feet tall, was part of a sub-tropical forest 55 to 70 million years ago in what is now Colorado. Scientists believe it to be of the . . . Map (db m155279) HM
27California (Orange County), Anaheim — 11 — Site of San Pedro Gate1857
The original townsite of Anaheim was surrounded by a living fence of willow trees to keep out the livestock which roamed freely on the open range. This is the site of the gate that was opened to permit travel to and from San Pedro and Los Angeles.Map (db m49990) HM
28California (Orange County), Anaheim — 15 — St. Michael's Episcopal ChurchErected 1876 — Consecrated May 17, 1880 —
The walls of this House of God are hallowed by the prayers of countless worshippers. For nearly a century the mellow tones of its bell have called the faithful to prayer, announced weddings with joy, and tolled in grief for those who have passed . . . Map (db m49995) HM
29California (Orange County), Anaheim — The Absent and Unknown Dead
To the absent and unknown dead of all wars 1922Map (db m205568) WM
30California (Orange County), Anaheim — The Anamorph
This sculpture, which was created by artist Michael Davis, Ann Preston and Richard Turner, explores the nature of perception. The reflected images cast upon the central column and the ink blot form, which appear on the ground surrounding the work, . . . Map (db m204324)
31California (Orange County), Anaheim — The Louden House
Built 1922, 712 North Clementine Street, has been designated as historically significant to the Anaheim Colony Historic District under the City of Anaheim's Mills Act program.Map (db m211428) HM
32California (Orange County), Anaheim — The Pelton Wheel
According to legend, Lester Pelton got his idea for a more powerful waterwheel from seeing a cow stick its nose into a stream of water. Patented in 1878, the divided metal cups of Pelton's wheel worked much the same way as the cleft between the . . . Map (db m155281) HM
33California (Orange County), Anaheim — The Steam Donkey
How the Dolbeer Donkey steam engine got its name is one of the real mysteries of the West. Some folks say it was called a "donkey" because loggers thought it was too puny to merit a horsepower rating. Invented by John Dolbeer, this portable steam . . . Map (db m155280) HM
34California (Orange County), Anaheim — This Big Saw
This nine foot band saw is among the largest log saws ever used in the sawmill industry. It weighs over 38,000 pounds and has a blade that stre[t]ches over fifty-six feet in length. This saw was used to cut Douglass Fir logs up to ten feet in . . . Map (db m199505) HM
35California (Orange County), Anaheim — This Boulder
This boulder marks the site of one of the first public schools in this county Built 1867 First teacher   Jennie Swift William M. McFadden taught here 1869 to 1879 Map (db m189683) HM
36California (Orange County), Anaheim — Wind and Water / Anaheim Agriculture
Wind and Water Anaheim's early settlers put wind to work. Windmills rose above homestead rooflines poised to catch ocean breezes, shifting with the air currents, spinning gears effortlessly, and pumping water to the arid surface. Often . . . Map (db m189673) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022