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Historical Markers in Buena Park, 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 (397) Los Angeles County, CA (1290) Riverside County, CA (182) San Bernardino County, CA (299) San Diego County, CA (350)  OrangeCounty(397) Orange County (397)  LosAngelesCounty(1290) Los Angeles County (1290)  RiversideCounty(182) Riverside County (182)  SanBernardinoCounty(299) San Bernardino County (299)  SanDiegoCounty(350) San Diego County (350)
Santa Ana is the county seat for Orange County
Buena Park is in Orange County
      Orange County (397)  
ADJACENT TO ORANGE COUNTY
      Los Angeles County (1290)  
      Riverside County (182)  
      San Bernardino County (299)  
      San Diego County (350)  
 
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1California, Orange County, Buena Park — “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 m101470) HM
2California, Orange County, Buena Park — Birdcage TheatreKnott's Berry Farm
Tombstone, Arizona was a rich and riotous mining camp in December 1881 when former opera house manager Billy Hutchinson opened the doors of The Bird Cage Theatre from the onset it was patronized twenty-four hours a day by the town’s miners, . . . Map (db m192480) HM
3California, Orange County, Buena Park — Blacksmith Shop
Early transportation methods consisted primarily of horse, mule, and ox power. These animals all had to be shod to protect their hooves. Consequently, the Blacksmith was an important figure in the Old West. He not only made the shoes for the . . . Map (db m192483) HM
4California, Orange County, Buena Park — 43 — Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse
Since its establshment in a newly created Orange County (1889), the Buena Park Woman's Club has influenced the civic life of its community. The club helped establish a volunteer fire department in 1915, a library district in 1919, and the town's . . . Map (db m50036) HM
5California, Orange County, Buena Park — 20 — Knotts Berry Farm
Founded as a 10-acre farm in 1920 by Cordella and Walter Knott, developer of the boysenberry. From berry fields came a tea room, berry market, nursery and one of the Nation's oldest themed amusement partks now on 150 acres with authentic replicas of . . . Map (db m50002) HM
6California, Orange County, Buena Park — Knott's Classic Carousel
Knott’s classic wooden carousel was carved at the turn–of-the–century in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shop of Gustav A. Dentzel. The young Dentzel had come to America in 1864 after learning the carousel carving trade from his father . . . Map (db m103384) HM
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7California, Orange County, Buena Park — Old Betsy
This old wood-burning engine was used in early-day borax mining on the desert in Death Valley and was brought here in 1941. It was a distinct improvement over the 20-mule team that used to haul borax from the mines, but was still hot, miserable work . . . Map (db m192482) HM
8California, Orange County, Buena Park — 729 — Rivera School(Old Maizeland)
This was the first school in the Rivera District, constructed in 1868, and previously located on Shugg Lane, now Slauson AvenueMap (db m103382) HM
9California, Orange County, Buena Park — School House
Typical of one room schoolhouse of the 1800's is this one from Beloit, Kansas. Built in 1879, it housed 8 classes at a time from the first through the eighth grades. Schools rarely had more than two rooms in those days, due not only to the limited . . . Map (db m103383) HM
10California, Orange County, Buena Park — 7 — Site of Lily Creamery
Established 1889 as the Pacific Condensed Milk, Coffee and Canning Co. by J.M. Pitblado. First evaporated milk cannery in California and the first industry in Buena Park. The Bixby family owned the factory from 1896 until it closed in 1907. Site was . . . Map (db m49986) HM
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2023