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Still Plenty Of Groves - Anaheim, CA (1956)

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  • thecitrusbelt
    The first aerial photo looks east. This area, just northwest of Disneyland, still has plenty of groves even as suburban development encroaches. The second
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 16, 2014
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      The first aerial photo looks east.  This area, just northwest of Disneyland, still has plenty of groves even as suburban development encroaches.

       

      The second aerial photo looks northeast and shows the Disneyland Hotel with Disneyland in the background.  Many orange trees died for the sake of the mouse.

       

      Bob Chaparro

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      http://www.flickr.com/photos/68563927@N00/6333518747/sizes/l/in/photolist-aDEWt6-aDJNvY-dFXnN5/

       

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      Historical Notes: The $2,500,000 research and development center of the Richfield Oil Corp. was built on a 20-acre site adjacent to the Santa Ana Freeway at the west edge of Anaheim, and opened on October 23, 1956. It comprises a laboratory building, administration building, pilot plant, engine laboratory building, shops and a warehouse building.

      Summary: Aerial view of Richfield Oil Corp. research plant, located on Crescent Way and Muller Street and adjacent to the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Anaheim; view is looking east. Crescent Way is diagonally at lower left, bending just below the 5 freeway, and paralleling it to upper right; Muller Street starts at middle left, to middle right; the Santa Ana Freeway is diagonally middle left to upper right; Broadway Department Store is on opposite side of the freeway, in the distance (upper right). Several large groves can be seen scattered throughout among the neighborhoods. Photograph dated November 14, 1956.

      Photographer: Kelly, Howard D.  Date: 1956

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      Historical Notes: Designed by Periera & Luckman, the original Disneyland Hotel, which included about 100 rooms in 5 two-story guest room complexes, opened on October 5, 1955. Over the years, the hotel grew in size, ultimately offering hundreds of rooms. In 1999, the original structures seen here and much of the subsequently added structures were demolished to make way for new parking areas and Downtown Disney.

      Summary: Looking northeast towards the Disneyland Hotel, which is surrounded by citrus groves. Additional buildings, located on S. West Street (center), intended to house services for hotel guests are under construction. The 7-month old Disneyland is visible in the background. At this time, only a few of the amusement park's now world famous attractions existed; many that are seen here, including Main Street, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rocket to the Moon, TWA Moonliner, Circarama, Astro-Jets, Mark Twain's River boat, Indian Village, Golden Horseshoe Saloon, have been changed or removed completely. Interstate 5 passes directly behind Disneyland. Photograph dated February 16, 1956.

      Photographer: Kelly, Howard D.   Date: 1956

       

    • Ed Workman
      Cool thanks I notice the gaps in the orchards- not all the trees , as a grove reached maturity, were the same size. If a tree did not produce, more likely
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 16, 2014
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        Cool
        thanks
        I notice the 'gaps' in the orchards- not all the trees , as a grove reached maturity, were the same size.
        If a tree  did not produce, more likely before the Great Virus hit, it was replaced by one from nursery stock.
        Or soil varied  such that the irrigation water ran quickly down past the roots and some trees got less benefit than others.
        Those folks who are making their own orange tree models may be relieved to see that the 'runts' can be used 
        AND
        The interstate highway system was legislated by the feds in 1957, so that's the good old Santa Ana. In 1956 it hadn't been long since the part north of Buena Park had been rid of signals in favor of grade separations


        On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM, <thecitrusbelt@...> wrote:
         

        The first aerial photo looks east.  This area, just northwest of Disneyland, still has plenty of groves even as suburban development encroaches.

         

        The second aerial photo looks northeast and shows the Disneyland Hotel with Disneyland in the background.  Many orange trees died for the sake of the mouse.

         

        Bob Chaparro

        Moderator

        ++++

         

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/68563927@N00/6333518747/sizes/l/in/photolist-aDEWt6-aDJNvY-dFXnN5/

         

        Caption:

        Historical Notes: The $2,500,000 research and development center of the Richfield Oil Corp. was built on a 20-acre site adjacent to the Santa Ana Freeway at the west edge of Anaheim, and opened on October 23, 1956. It comprises a laboratory building, administration building, pilot plant, engine laboratory building, shops and a warehouse building.

        Summary: Aerial view of Richfield Oil Corp. research plant, located on Crescent Way and Muller Street and adjacent to the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Anaheim; view is looking east. Crescent Way is diagonally at lower left, bending just below the 5 freeway, and paralleling it to upper right; Muller Street starts at middle left, to middle right; the Santa Ana Freeway is diagonally middle left to upper right; Broadway Department Store is on opposite side of the freeway, in the distance (upper right). Several large groves can be seen scattered throughout among the neighborhoods. Photograph dated November 14, 1956.

        Photographer: Kelly, Howard D.  Date: 1956

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        http://www.flickr.com/photos/68563927@N00/6334272614/sizes/l/in/photolist-aDJNyN/

        Caption:

        Historical Notes: Designed by Periera & Luckman, the original Disneyland Hotel, which included about 100 rooms in 5 two-story guest room complexes, opened on October 5, 1955. Over the years, the hotel grew in size, ultimately offering hundreds of rooms. In 1999, the original structures seen here and much of the subsequently added structures were demolished to make way for new parking areas and Downtown Disney.

        Summary: Looking northeast towards the Disneyland Hotel, which is surrounded by citrus groves. Additional buildings, located on S. West Street (center), intended to house services for hotel guests are under construction. The 7-month old Disneyland is visible in the background. At this time, only a few of the amusement park's now world famous attractions existed; many that are seen here, including Main Street, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rocket to the Moon, TWA Moonliner, Circarama, Astro-Jets, Mark Twain's River boat, Indian Village, Golden Horseshoe Saloon, have been changed or removed completely. Interstate 5 passes directly behind Disneyland. Photograph dated February 16, 1956.

        Photographer: Kelly, Howard D.   Date: 1956

         


      • thecitrusbelt
        From Per Harwe… I worked in that Atlantic Richfield facility in the 1980s. It was then Anaconda-Ericsson. The engine testing facility (upper right corner of
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 16, 2014
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          From Per Harwe…

           

          I worked in that Atlantic Richfield facility in the 1980s. It was then Anaconda-Ericsson. The engine testing facility (upper right corner of the lot) was used to run engines until they blew up so they could test the quality of the oil. It still had metal pieces of the engines imbedded in the concrete, which by the way was several feet thick.

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