Early Orange County
Orange County Before the Civil War
Civil War & Reconstruction in OC
Turn of the 20th Century
World War I
World War I Veteran H.C. Lonergan
Roaring 20s & Depression
Prohibition and Anti-Saloon League
World War II
Korea & Vietnam
OC in the 20th Century
People, Places, & Businesses
Orange County places
To access information, please click on the links below under the time period.
The video “Right Here in Orange County!” by Frank Walker and Phil Audibert is an overview of the uniqueness of Orange County History.
Local History for Educators
Welcome! The Orange County Historical Society is committed to the teachers of Orange County in their quest to teach a comprehensive history of the United States supported by the richness of local history. History taught in schools is usually focused on US or world history but those histories ignore the places that students see everyday. Local history is found in the names of streets and roads, the buildings and schools, and roadside markers passed daily by students in buses. Knowing and incorporating local history into US and world history gives meaning to broader events and helps students understand and appreciate their own world.
This page is in its infancy, and new material is being added continually. If you have specific questions or seek facts that are not currently displayed, please see the comment block at the bottom of the page, and we will research it for you. Please allow two weeks for research to be completed.
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