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Historical Markers in Dana Point, 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 (389) Los Angeles County, CA (1262) Riverside County, CA (172) San Bernardino County, CA (281) San Diego County, CA (348)  OrangeCounty(389) Orange County (389)  LosAngelesCounty(1262) Los Angeles County (1262)  RiversideCounty(172) Riverside County (172)  SanBernardinoCounty(281) San Bernardino County (281)  SanDiegoCounty(348) San Diego County (348)
Santa Ana is the county seat for Orange County
Dana Point is in Orange County
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1California (Orange County), Dana Point — Auditorium
The original Dana Point Community Center is pictured with the Woodruff Sales staff and prospective buyers in front. Built for Sidney H. Woodruff, the auditorium was used for his headquarters and for community events and large sales promotions where . . . Map (db m189518) HM
2California (Orange County), Dana Point — Bruce Brown (1937-2017)Surf Filmmaker
Best known for his documentary, The Endless Summer, Dana Point resident Bruce Brown was one of surfing's first filmmakers. His work buoyed surfing's image. Brown understood how to make surf films because he was an avid surfer. When he wasn't . . . Map (db m189512) HM
3California (Orange County), Dana Point — California's Highway 1Pacific Coast Highway
The Most Beautiful Drive in America California's fabled road begins here in Dana Point and winds north along the scenic California coast linking waterside destinations, secluded stretches, and California's biggest cities. The road ends near . . . Map (db m183015) HM
4California (Orange County), Dana Point — Dana Point
Where Richard Henry Dana Jr. threw the hides purchased at the old mission to the beach below to be loaded and shipped to Boston nearly a hundred years ago.Map (db m189509) HM
5California (Orange County), Dana Point — 189 — Dana Point
Named for Richard Henry Dana, author of "Two Years Before the Mast", who visited here in 1835. El Embarcadero, the cove below, was used by hide vessels trading with Mission San Juan Capistrano. This trade reached its peak in 1830-1840. In 1818 . . . Map (db m149479) HM
6California (Orange County), Dana Point — 189 — Dana Point← 2 Miles
Named for Richard Henry Dana. Described in his book "Two Years Before the Mast" as the most romantic California spot. In the glamorous days of the Ranchos, 1830-1840, Yankee vessels traded supplies for hides here.Map (db m188539) HM
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7California (Orange County), Dana Point — 53 — Dana Point Elevator
This structure was built in 1930 to provide access to a pocket beach for the Dana Point Inn, intended to be built above on the bluff's edge. The doorway provided entry for a 165-foot-long tunnel to an elevator, which was to take guests 135 feet . . . Map (db m154101) HM
8California (Orange County), Dana Point — Dana Point Inn1930
These arches were part of S.H. Wooodruff’s resort hotel — the Dana Point Inn. The stock market crash and the Great Depression halted construction, ending his dream. Part of the foundation, the hand poured concrete arches remain as a local . . . Map (db m154100) HM
9California (Orange County), Dana Point — Dana Point's Early YearsLife Before the Highway
"The Only Romantic Spot on the Coast" Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr. a nineteenth century sailor. Dana called this area "the only romantic spot on the coast," words of admiration that would forever link his name with this . . . Map (db m183014) HM
10California (Orange County), Dana Point — Doheney State BeachArchway to the Past
Doheny State Beach was once known as Doheny Beach State Park (1931). These pictures depict the early years at Doheny, 1934-1938, when much of the work done in the park was performed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. or CCC. The CCC enrollees . . . Map (db m193592) HM
11California (Orange County), Dana Point — Doheny State Beach
Named for Ned Doheny Jr., son of Edward L. Doheny, who donated the land in his memory to the State of California in 1931. In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps erected an adobe wall along Pacific Coast Highway. This wall replicates that original . . . Map (db m183019) HM
12California (Orange County), Dana Point — Don Hansen, Dana Wharf Sportfishing40th Anniversary 1971-2011
In dedication to Don Hansen and Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the first business operating out of Dana Point Harbor. Dana Wharf Sportfishing originated Whale Watching for Orange County and founded the Dana Point Festival of Whales and Dana Point Boat . . . Map (db m60798) HM
13California (Orange County), Dana Point — Harbor / Pilgrim
The natural cove that became Dana Point Harbor was an anchorage for trading ships in the 1800s. A re-creation of the brig Pilgrim that brought namesake Richard Henry Dana is moored at the west end.Map (db m189516) HM
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14California (Orange County), Dana Point — Hobie Alter / The Surfboard King
Raised at the Beach Hobart Laidlaw Alter grew up on a citrus farm in Ontario, California. Fortunately for water-lovers everywhere, his family owned a house in Laguna Beach where he spent weekends and vacations playing in the waves. In . . . Map (db m189514) HM
15California (Orange County), Dana Point — Hobie Cat / Innovation and Hard Work
Skimming Across the Water In the mid 1960s, with his surfboard business booming, Hobie turned to something new. Years earlier he had ridden catamaran in Hawaii. He and his friends even built a few to play with. Hobie remembered the thrill and . . . Map (db m189515) HM
16California (Orange County), Dana Point — John Severson (1933-2017)Artist, Photography, Writer, Filmmaker
Severson wove art into the surfing culture and influences several emerging surf artists. In 1960 he produced a 36-page booklet called The Surfer to promote his film, Surf Fever. He never expected it to do more than create a buzz for his movie, yet . . . Map (db m189511) HM
17California (Orange County), Dana Point — Phil Edwards (b. 1938)Effortless Style and Famous Footwork
Phil Edwards rode waves in the '50s and '60s with a style that surpassed other surfers, turning with finesse and walking the board. His friendship with Hobie Alter and Bruce Brown drew him to Dana Point where he worked in Hobie's shop as he became . . . Map (db m189513) HM
18California (Orange County), Dana Point — Richard Henry Dana Jr.(1815 - 1882)
In 1835, Dana arrived on board the brig Pilgrim, a tall-masted sailing ship out of Boston, bound for the California coast. For reasons of health, Dana had left his studies at Harvard and at age 19 signed onto the Pilgrim as a common sailor. . . . Map (db m188544) HM
19California (Orange County), Dana Point — Surfin' Dana PointThe Waves Were Killer
The Notorious Wave Back in the day, if you dared, you grabbed your board and headed for Killer Dana. The wave was known as Dana Cove when the weather was calm - but when the surf was over 10 feet, Killer Dana's thick, right-breaking curl . . . Map (db m183042) HM
20California (Orange County), Dana Point — Telephone Office
This 1929 building was built as the telephone office for Sidney H. Woodruff's Dana Point development. The unique street facade still retains many of the original feature including the decorative grilles above the front entry porch topped by the . . . Map (db m189517) HM
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21California (Orange County), Dana Point — The Endless SummerSurfing's Greatest Film was Born in Dana Point
Seminal Surfing Story Filmed in the early 1960s, the documentary The Endless Summer follows two California as they circle the globe to surf. The pair introduce the sport to many who had never seen it, and discover what is now one of the . . . Map (db m183024) HM
22California (Orange County), Dana Point — The History Beneath Your Feet: Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Stamps
The Lantern Village area of Dana Point has many sidewalk and curb concrete stamps, along with a few dated concrete lantern bases. The stamps are dated 1928, 1929 or 1930. Developer S. H. Woodruff promised paved streets, curbs and sidewalks and . . . Map (db m192075) HM
23California (Orange County), Dana Point — The Richfield TowerBright and Tall Over Dana Point
Dana Point's Landmark for 43 Years From 1928 until 1971 one feature dominated this stretch of roadway: a giant open-frame tower marked with the neon letters spelling out R-I-C-H-F-I-E-L-D as part of the name of the Richfield Oil and Gas . . . Map (db m183017) HM
24California (Orange County), Dana Point — The William C. Steinriede North Creek Stormwater Diversion Project
The residents of Dana Point gratefully recognize Bill Steinriede's many contributions that help improve the quality of our local Dana Point beaches and ocean. Through his concern, dedication and tenacity, Bill was instrumental in energizing Dana . . . Map (db m190509) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022