05 February 2014

Carbon Canyon History Talk for the Orange County Historical Society

A detail of a panoramic photo of workers and others on the Chanslor Canfield Midway Organization (C.C.M.O.) lease at the Olinda oil field, September 1925.  Courtesy of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, City of Industry, California.  Click on the image to see it in an enlarged view in a separate window.
Next Thursday, 13 February at 7:30 p.m., a presentation on the history of Carbon Canyon will be given at the monthly meeting of the Orange County Historical Society.

The talk will be at Trinity Episcopal Church at 2400 N. Canal St. in Orange and will be illustrated via PowerPoint with many historic photos and maps showing Carbon Canyon.  The lecture will cover the founding of Olinda Ranch in the 1880s, the creation of Orange County's oil industry at Olinda in the late 1890s, the operation of the La Vida Mineral Springs and much more.

Anyone interested in Carbon Canyon's history and who wants to attend, can find more information on the Web site of the Orange County Historical Society by clicking here.  A map to the meeting site can be found here.

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