Orange County Then and Now
Doris I. WalkerISBN: 1592235999;
Interest in Orange County has never been stronger since the hit television program rechristened it The OC. • Orange County is the home to the World's first theme park, one of California's most important missions, Richard Nixon's birthplace, and some of the best surfing beaches on the West coast. • Sixty-nine pairs of photographs show how this sun-drenched location looked before Los Angeles spread southward, illustrating the impact of Southern California's economy and population explosion on the landscape. • Archival photographs show how Orange County still reflects the influences of the Spanish missionaries who settled here in 1769. Side-by-side images of the Mission of San Juan Capistrano — as it was then and as it is today — make for a fascinating view of California history. • Everyone knows that Disneyland put Anaheim on the map, but visitors had long enjoyed the pleasures of the coastline, either camping out at...
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