Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Edson House, Lemon Heights, Hanging Tree, etc.

The Edson House (1933), shown above, just became the first Mills Act house in unincorporated Orange County. This Spanish Colonial Revival home is at 2197 E. Lemon Heights Dr. in Lemon Heights, near Tustin. Both Royce Edson and his son, Norman Edson, lived in the home for many years.
Remember my trek to the Hanging Tree? Well, the Irvine Ranch Conservancy is now offering hikes to the tree. The first public hike to this area is happening Jan 10th. Mike Bornia, who led our group, will also lead this one. Sue H. writes, "I hiked the beginning portion and this is NOT for anyone who has trouble going uphill. The elevation gain is short but steep through the orchards and up the ridge. They will start from the Irvine side, behind Portola Pkwy and Northwood High School." [Update: The Jan. 10th hike is completely booked. The Conservancy will probably be doing this hike again in April, so watch their website for that and other interesting treks into the wilderness.]
The Santa Ana Historic Preservation Society has posted back issues of their newsletter on their website as PDFs. The issues run all the way back to 1986.
Outside The Berm has a great post about the old "Jungle Island" attraction at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park.

1 comment:

rosie said...

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