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the history of Santa Ana California

  • Feb 2, 1177


    Mission SanJuan Capistrano was established within this valley.this SantaAna Valley is called too Orange Country.
  • 1769

    expedition of Gaspar de Portolá out of Mexico City.Then capitol of New Spain ,Friar Juanípero Serra named the area Vallejo DE Santa Ana.
  • 1810

    year of commencement of the war of Mexican independence (1810-1821),Jose Antonio Yorba, a sergeant of the spanish army,was granted land that he called Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana.
  • 1848

    the Mexican-American war ended.Alta california became part of the United States.
  • 1869

    claimed by Kentuckian William H.Spurgeon on land obtained from the decendents of Jose Antonio Yorba,
  • 1886

    Santa Ana was incorporated as a city.
  • 1889

    became the seat of the newly formed Orange Country
  • 1906

    the Pacific Electric Railway from Los Angeles was extended to Santa Ana ,running along Fourth Street downtown
  • 1912

    The closing coincided with the opening of the Santa Ana Freeway
  • 1912

    Santa Ana was the home of the original Glenn L.Martin aviation company.
  • 1916

    before merging with the wright company
  • 1952

    having been a Charter City since 1952.
  • 1980s

    Santa Ana has been characterized by an efford to revitalize the downtown area wich had declined influence.
  • 1987

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

    the citizens of Santa Ana amended the charter ,to provide for the direct election of the mayor who until the point had been an appointee of the Council.
  • 2009

    the process has coninued with the reopening of the historic Yost Theater.