Mary Bryner Winn, previous author of Images of America: Corona and Postcard History Series: Corona, sought out additional public and private photograph sources for this edition.
Coronaby Mary Bryner Winn
Several times in the late 20th century, Corona was cited as the fastest-growing city in California, doubling and tripling its former sleepy-town size of around 25,000 in the 1970s to 150,000 in a matter of just decades. Corona has come a long way from its former offshoot identity as South Riverside in the late 19th century. Incorporated as Corona in 1896, it
survived as a dry-farming community until the arrival of citrus crops. Its status as a way station for travelers between Los Angeles and the outlying desert communities was dramatically altered in the mid-1910s when it became an internationally recognized road-racing draw for the likes of Barney Oldfield and other great speedsters of the day. As a
bedroom community today for workers in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, it is virtually a prototype of Southern California suburban growth.
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