Those of you who live in the east may get a chuckle out of this, but we Orange Countians have some history too!
This is a photo of an area near my home, taken in 1890 (how cool is that?). For those of you who know the Orange County area, this is a block north of Knott's Berry Farm on Beach (Grand Ave., back then).
The original rancho (at the base of the hills) was built on land granted the Nieto family by the king of Spain in 1783.
There's now a golf course (Los Coyotes Country Club) and some nice homes in the hills (Bellhurst), with strip malls, tract houses, two freeways (5 & 91) and two railroad lines where those old homes once stood.
If you live in the big OC, or have any interest in the history of the area, you'll love this blog (http://ochistorical.blogspot.com/).
I am a fourth-generation Orange Countian, and have six great-grandparents buried here, so you'll have to cut me some slack on this one.