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Orange County Designed the Lost Cause

Southerner's played key roles in the founding of Orange County. Like many places across California and the West, following the Civil War,...

Ahead of His Time: H.W. Head

After the Civil War, Southerners grappled with the reality of Reconstruction and adjusting to Black freedom. On December 24, 1865, a...

Orange County, 1889

The first official map of Orange County after seceding from Los Angeles, showing rancho boundaries and the towns.