Once a part of Rancho Los Coyotes, Buena Park is today home to 80,000 people within its 10 square miles. In 1887, a Chicago grocer, who purchased land for a cattle ranch, was persuaded by the Santa Fe Railroad to found a town instead. But it was the Southern Pacific Railroad that made Buena Park an agricultural railhead. The Lily Creamery was built in 1889, marking the town s first industry. Today Buena Park, a city of residential, commercial, and industrial development, is famous for tourist attractions such as Medieval Times, Movieland Wax Museum, and Knott s Berry Farm."
Author: Dean O. Dixon Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 11/01/2004 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.66lbs Size: 9.26h x 6.54w x 0.33d ISBN: 9780738529448
About the Author Dixon, Dean O.: - Author Dean O. Dixon has been writing about local history since 1974 when his family moved to Buena Park. This is his fourth book. Dixon is a past president of the Buena Park Historical Society and many of the nearly 200 images in this book come from the historical society s archives.