La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society collection 1896-1964


La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society collection, 1896-1964

La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society collection 1896-1964

The digital La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society Collection includes images portraying the early history and development of the Orange County community of La Habra, Calif. and surrounding areas from 1896 to 1964. Many of the images cover early agriculture in La Habra (ranches, farms, farmhouses, agricultural laborers, agricultural machinery and implements, farming activities, and the early citrus fruit industry). Other topics important to La Habra's economic development are also portrayed, including the Pacific Electric Railway, and images of laborers constructing railroads and roads. Images related to pioneers and early residents George Beck, Leander Hodson, Willets J. Hole, John Launer, and Stephen M. Smith are included, as well as images related to early families (the Leutwiler family, the Luehm family, the Thuet family, and the Warne family). The history of education in La Habra is portrayed through views of several public schools. Clubs important in the early life of La Habra are also covered, including the Kiwanis Club of La Habra.

200 items; 86 online items


Related Entities

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Smith, Stephen M. (person)

Pacific Electric Railway Company (corporateBody)

The Pacific Electric Railway was established in Southern California by railroad and real estate tycoon Henry E. Huntington in 1901; by 1911 it was the largest interurban electric transport system in the nation with over 1000 miles of track. The first interurban line constructed by the Railway ran from Los Angeles to Long Beach, and opened in 1902. In 1905, Huntington opened the Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main Streets in Los Angeles which served as the terminal for many of the interurba...

Thuet family (family)

Warne family (family)

Hodson, Leander (person)

Leutwiler family (family)

Beck, George (person)

La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society (corporateBody)

Kiwanis Club of La Habra (La Habra, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Hole, Willets J. (person)

Luehm family (family)

Launer, John (person)