Friday, April 01, 2011

Tustin, Santa Ana & books (A last-minute post)

Today's image is a detail from a map of California coast in the 1879 Rand McNally Atlas. Notice that modern Orange County was still part of Los Angeles County at that point. Also note some of the early, interesting, and occasionally odd place names: San Joaquin (Irvine Ranch), Los Alisos (Lake Forest), Point Capistrano (Dana Point), Anaheim Landing (Seal Beach area), Point Lusuen (apparently around Newport Beach), Seranos, Sepulveda, and "Trabuco R. Ho." (which I assume is short for "Trabuco Ranch House.")

Guy Ball
will sign his new history book, Images of America: Tustin, tomorrow, April 2, at the Tustin Area Historical Society Museum, 395 El Camino Real (at Main) from noon until 3 pm. Books will also be available for sale. And visitors can also tour the museum for free. (They have some pretty cool stuff for a local museum.) If you can't make it but would like a signed copy of the book, contact the Museum at 714-731-5701 or visit their website to download a pdf flyer.

I'm sorry to promote this last item so late, but I just learned about it a couple days ago, and this is the first chance I've had to sit down and blog. The same mea culpa goes for the next item,...

The Dr. Howe-Waffle House (1889) in Santa Ana is holding an open house tomorrow, April 2, from noon to 4pm. Chris Epting will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his new book, Orange County: Then & Now, and the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society will offer architectural walking tours of Downtown Santa Ana. For more details, visit

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