CityFacts: Anaheim

Anaheim was Orange County’s first city, incorporated back in 1857.

At one point, Anaheim abuts Los Alamitos, then stretches all the way to Riverside County.

Wikipedia reports that the in the 1920’s, the Klu Klux Klan attempted to “take over” Anaheim and got four of its members voted onto a five-member Board of Trustees. When their affiliation was discovered, they were recalled out of office.

Gwen Stefani (duh!) and Karl Karcher are probably the best known natives.

It is Orange County’s wealthiest city, with over 1 billion in city assets.

Anaheim is one of the leading manufacturing cities in Orange County.

Founded by German settlers, who coined the name by combining “anna” for the Santa Ana river, and “heim” which is German for home.

The White Camelia is the City Flower.

And finally, the motto of Anaheim is “America’s Hub of Happiness.”

Hmmm, it’s bad, but Aliso Viejo is still winning.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jon (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    America’s Hub of Happiness? I’m guessing they went with this because “Slave to Our Corporate Oppressor” was already in use by Irvine.

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