Wintersburg Goldfish Farm

Wintersburg Goldfish Farm The Wintersburg Goldfish Farm and Mission America’s 5th Most Endangered Historic Place in the U.S. Historic Wintersburg contains stories of Japanese pioneers in Orange County, an historic goldfish and flower farm, and a pioneer community effort that founded one of the oldest Japanese missions in California. The Wintersburg Mission is part of the unrecognized Japanese Mission Trail that...

Christmas at the Orange Circle 1937

Christmas at the Orange Circle 1937 If you have been fortunate enough to see the Orange Circle at Christmas time, you know how magical Olde Towne Orange looks all decked out with the holiday spirit. I recently came across the following photo of the Orange Circle from 1937. It is taken from Chapman Avenue approaching the Circle. You can see the Wells Fargo Bank (which now also houses one of the two Starbucks at the Circle) on the...

Orange International Street Fair 2013

Orange International Street Fair 2013 From Friday AUGUST 30 – Sunday SEPTEMBER 1st, Labor Day Weekend, we have the Orange International Street Fair coming to the Circle of Orange. If you like food, music, and fun then this is the place for you to come for tasty treats from all over the globe. Regardless of which sort of food you list as your favorite, you will probably find it at the Street Fair. The represented countries...

Community Service at Mary’s Kitchen

Community Service at Mary’s Kitchen The start of Mary’s Kitchen was 84 year old Mary McAnena helping a homeless woman in hart Park in 1984. She would continue to help the poor for the next 18 years, until she passed away at the age of 100 years old. Now other have taken her place. [ad#Google Top Banner] It took 10 years from those humble beginnings before Mary and her volunteers found a permanent location at 517 West Struck...

History of Irvine Regional Park

History of Irvine Regional Park Irvine Park was part of Don Teodosio Yorba’s original Mexican grant of Rancho Lomas de Santiago. The first recreational use of the oak grove was by the early German colonists who settled Anaheim in 1857, and the area became known as the “Picnic Grounds”. In 1860, Don Teodosio sold his rancho for $7,000 to a Yankee trader William Wolfskill. Sheepmen from Monterey County bought the Lomas for...

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