21 Facts About Anaheim California


Anaheim California was founded by fifty German families in 1857 and incorporated as the second city in Los Angeles County on March 18, 1876; Orange County was split off from Los Angeles County in 1889.

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Anaheim California remained largely an agricultural community until Disneyland opened in 1955.

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Downtown Anaheim California has three mixed-use historic districts, the largest of which is the Anaheim California Colony.

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Anaheim California's name is a blend of Ana, after the nearby Santa Ana River, and German -heim meaning "home", which is a common Germanic place name compound.

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City of Anaheim California was founded in 1857 by 50 German-Americans who were residents of San Francisco and whose families had originated in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia in Bavaria.

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Anaheim California came up with many new ideas for irrigating orange groves and shared his ideas with other landowners.

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Anaheim California was not only successful, he helped other landowners and businesspeople succeed as well.

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The Klan in Anaheim California quickly collapsed; its newspaper closed after losing a libel suit, and the minister who led the local Klavern moved to Kansas.

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In 1980, the National Football League's Los Angeles Rams relocated from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the Angels' home field, Anaheim California Stadium, playing there until their relocation to St Louis in 1995.

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In 1993, Anaheim California gained its own National Hockey League team when The Walt Disney Company founded the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim California.

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Anaheim California is located at and is approximately 25 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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Anaheim California is bordered on the south by Stanton, Garden Grove, and Orange.

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Anaheim California Canyon is home to the second-largest business park in Orange County.

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On January 3, 2005, Angels Baseball LP, the ownership group for the Anaheim California Angels, announced that it would change the name of the club to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California.

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The "of Anaheim California" was included in the official name to comply with a provision of the team's lease at Angel Stadium which requires that "Anaheim California" be included in the team's name.

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Anaheim California sued Angels Baseball LP in Orange County Superior Court, and a jury trial was completed in early February 2006, resulting in a victory for the Angels franchise.

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Anaheim California was, at one point in time, one of the most politically conservative major cities in the United States.

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Anaheim California has decided to bury power lines along major transportation corridors, converting its electricity system for aesthetic and reliability reasons.

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Anaheim California is home to 74 public schools, of which 47 serve elementary students, nine are junior high schools, fourteen are high schools and three offer alternative education.

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Anaheim California is served by two major railroads, the Union Pacific Railroad and the BNSF Railway.

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Anaheim California is equidistant from John Wayne Airport and Long Beach Airport, but is accessible from nearby Los Angeles International (30 miles), and Ontario (35 miles) airports.

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