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Corona
     

Corona

by 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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781531616120
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


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.

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