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While its name connotes a pastoral vision beyond a pleasant wide place in the road, Garden Grove has expanded exponentially since pioneers founded it in 1874. Early cattle ranches gave way to walnut and citrus groves during the 20th century, as this land between the cities of Long Beach and Anaheim grew into one of Orange County’s most populous municipalities, incorporating in 1956. Hotels sprang up in Garden Grove in reaction to the nearby vacation draws of Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the county’s popular beach communities. In later decades, Garden Grove’s distinctive identity was further shaped by its role as home to one of the largest Korean-American communities outside of Korea and home to televangelist Robert Schuller’s famed Crystal Cathedral.
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In this charming retrospective, more than 200 vintage images were gathered by the Garden Grove Historical Society, from their own extensive archive, to illustrate the landscapes, people, events, businesses, and other aspects that shaped Garden Grove’s past.