Fountain Valley, California (Images of America Series)
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Fountain Valley, California (Images of America Series)

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by Daniel Aaron Gibb
     
 

Along the banks of the Santa Ana River, between the larger cities of Santa Ana to the east and Huntington Beach to the west, lies Fountain Valley, named for its abundance of natural artesian wells and once swamp-covered landscapes. Formerly a portion of the Rancho Las Bolsas land grant of the late 1700s, the area--once called Gospel Swamp and later Talbert--was

Overview


Along the banks of the Santa Ana River, between the larger cities of Santa Ana to the east and Huntington Beach to the west, lies Fountain Valley, named for its abundance of natural artesian wells and once swamp-covered landscapes. Formerly a portion of the Rancho Las Bolsas land grant of the late 1700s, the area--once called Gospel Swamp and later Talbert--was known for cattle grazing, agricultural productivity, and game hunting, as well as for fiery tent-revival sermons delivered by itinerant preachers. As agrarian lands became subdivisions in the 1950s, the farmers and ranchers saw the writing on the wall for future development. In 1957, Fountain Valley incorporated, becoming the 21st city in Orange County and the county's first master-planned community. In a half century, Fountain Valley has earned recognition, nationally and internationally, as a forward-looking city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738547459
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/09/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,160,958
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


Author Daniel Aaron Gibb, a member of the Historical Society of Fountain Valley, grew up playing in the city's vast fields. He collected these vintage photographs of his hometown from many sources, including the historical society's archive, city and county files, civic groups, churches, libraries, national archives, and, most importantly, the personal collections of the valley's enduring farm families.

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Fountain Valley, California (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ENJOYED THIS BOOK VERY MUCH . BEEN BORN AND RAISE THERE BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES. I ENJOYED SEEING POEPLE AND MY TEACHERS IN IT, WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE BOOK AND REMEMBERING THE FIELDS THE FARMERS WORKED . THEN SEEING MY FAMILY IN THE BOOK PUT A LUMP IN MY THROAT . I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE AND ENJOY A BOOK AS MUCH AS THIS .