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ISBN-10: 0738559059

ISBN-13: 9780738559056

Edition: 2008

Authors: Phil Brigandi

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Located in the heart of Orange County, the City of Orange has a rich history in the citrus industry and beyond. Founded in 1871 as an agricultural community, the town flourished with the growth of orange and lemon trees in the early 1900s. Downtown Orange grew up around the iconic plaza, with its distinctive circular park and classic fountain. The surrounding neighborhoods filled with homes that reflected architectural styles from the 1880s to the 1940s. As late as 1950, Orange was still just a little town of 10,000 people. Despite the enormous postwar residential growth throughout the county and a tenfold population explosion in the city itself, the community has retained much of the…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 9/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Phil Brigandi has been researching and writing local history since 1975. A native of Orange, he has always had a special interest in the history of his hometown. He joined the Board of Directors of the Orange Community Historical Society at age eighteen and published his first book on Orange five years later. He soon broadened his interest to include the rest of Orange County and served as county archivist from 2003 to 2008. He is the author of more than twenty books and hundreds of articles.