santa Ana California

  • expedition Gaspar de Portolá

    expedition  Gaspar de Portolá
    Gaspar de Portolá out of Mexico City, then capitol of New Spain, Friar
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano

    Mission San Juan Capistrano
    established within this valley
  • In 1810, year of the war of the indepence

    Jose Antonio Yorba, a sergeant of the Spanish army, was granted land that he called Rancho Santiago de Santa ANA
  • October 2, 1835: The Battle of Gonzales

    October 2, 1835: The Battle of Gonzales
    Although tensions had been simmering between rebellious Texans and the Mexican authorities for years, the first shots of the Texas Revolution were fired in the town of Gonzales on October 2, 1835.
  • After the Mexican-American war end

    After the Mexican-American war ended in 1848, Alta California became part of the United States and American settlers arrived in this area.
  • fundation of santa ana

    fundation of santa ana
    Founded in 1869, Santa Ana is located in Southern California adjacent to the Santa Ana River, 10 miles (16 km) away from the California coast.
  • 1869

    Claimed in 1869 by Kentuckian William H. Spurgeon on land obtained from the descendents of Jose Antonio Yorba, Santa Ana was incorporated as a city in 1886 with a population of 2000 and in 1889 became the seat of the newly formed Orange County
  • the Pacific Electric Railway

    By 1906 the Pacific Electric Railway from Los Angeles was extended to Santa Ana, running along Fourth Street downtown. The "red cars" made travel to Los Angeles easier and helped continue Santa Ana's population boom
  • 2 world war participation

    2 world war participation
    During World War II, the Santa Ana Army Air Base was built as a training center for the United States Army Air Forces. The base was responsible for continued population growth in Santa Ana and the rest of Orange County as many veterans moved to the area to raise families after the end of the war.[8]
  • 1952

    Having been a Charter City since November 11, 1952, the citizens of Santa Ana amended the Charter .
  • 1987

    In 1987, MainPlace Mall (now Westfield MainPlace) was opened north of downtown and became a major retail center for the area.
  • 1988

    November 1988 to provide for the direct election of the Mayor who until that point had been an appointee of the Council.