Santa Ana began as the dream of early pioneers in the 1800s when the dry, desolate area was little more than windswept fields of wild mustard grass. Santa Ana celebrates this area's pioneer heritage and the people who created it, and chronicles the development of this city with fascinating vintage postcards. Santa Ana was one of the earliest incorporated cities, and became the county seat in 1889. Wealthy businessmen, successful political leaders, and even an occasional maharajah chose Santa Ana as their home. Today, Orange County is one of the most dynamic counties in California.
Author: Guy D. Ball Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 02/15/2001 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.63lbs Size: 9.30h x 6.50w x 0.33d ISBN: 9780738507910
About the Author Ball, Guy D.: - Guy D. Ball is a senior technical writer for the international computer and services firm Unisys. He has been an executive board member of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society for 11 years, created their website, and launched a new series of historical mini-books for the society. He is the author of several other books and has written numerous articles for various national and international topical magazines.