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Posted August 19, 2014 by Chris Epting

If you've been to Disneyland, you are no doubt familiar with Tarzan's Treehouse. What you may not know is that the 70-foot attraction was actually created in 1960 to go along with that year's Disney film, "Swiss Family Robinson."

Posted August 14, 2014 by Chris Epting
Elvis Presley meets President Nixon

August 16 marks the 37th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Most are familiar with his history in Memphis and Vegas – but Orange County? Yes, Orange County too!

Posted August 12, 2014 by Chris Epting
Amerige Park

It’s one of the most historic baseball fields in Southern California. Amerige Park, at the southwest corner of Commonwealth and Highland avenues in Fullerton, stands on the site of the old Fullerton High School.

Posted August 11, 2014 by Jamie Martinez Wood
Manassero Farms Barn

Time seems to slow and smiles come more readily when you step on the grounds at Manaserro Farms.

Posted August 07, 2014 by Katie Brandenburger
Gunslinger's Grave at Knott's Berry Farm

On the evening of August 7 at a press conference filled with a cacophony of special effects, monsters, and surprises around every corner, Knott’s Berry Farm unveiled what’s new for Knott’s Scary Farm in 2014.

Posted August 07, 2014 by Chris Epting
Rendezvous Ballroom, circa 1930

Today there is a plaque right near the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach that commemorates one of the most important dance halls and music venues in this country's history.

Posted August 06, 2014 by Gabby Gerstley

This August, on volleyball courts across Southern California, history will be made. Iran’s volleyball team has made their way to the United States for the first time ever to take on Team USA during the USA Volleyball Cup. 

Posted July 31, 2014 by Chris Epting
Bolsa Chica gun club in 1933

What do King Gustaf of Sweden, the Prince of Wales and Pope Pius XII all have in common, as it relates to Orange County? They all visited the Bolsa Chica Gun Club in Huntington Beach.

Posted July 29, 2014 by Chris Epting

At the southwest corner of Brookhurst Avenue and Bishop Place in Westminster sits a gigantic agricultural plow that is one of the great wonders of the county. You may call it the "world's largest plow" or even the "plow that saved Orange County" – both handles would be accurate.

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