23 Facts About Anaheim


Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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

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

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

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

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Ben Baxter and other landowners helped to make Anaheim a thriving rural community before the opening of Disneyland transformed the city.

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The Klan in Anaheim 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 Stadium, playing there until their relocation to St Louis in 1995.

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

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

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

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

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

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Anaheim 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 appealed the court decision with the California Court of Appeal in May 2006.

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

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

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Anaheim 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 has two private universities: Anaheim University and Southern California Institute of Technology .

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

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Anaheim is equidistant from John Wayne Airport and Long Beach Airport, but is accessible from nearby Los Angeles International, and Ontario airports.

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