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Orange County, CA - Costa Mesa

Orange County was originally settled by the Native Indian tribes in the 1400's, until the Spanish Missionaries came in the 1700s. Father Junipero Serra was one of the explorers that founded this area.

One of the larger cities in Orange County is Irvine, named after James Irvine, an original American settler that started many of the ranches in this area.

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  • Pros:Easy access to Southern California
  • Cons:No more ranches
  • Last visit to Costa Mesa: Dec 2004
  • Intro Written Dec 20, 2004
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