CityFacts: Cypress

A lot of people forget that good old Cypress is in Orange County, with it being so close to the LA County line, but there it is, hanging out next to Cerritos.

Raise your hand if you knew that the Los Alamitos Race Course is actually located in the city of Cypress.

Cypress was originally known as “Waterville” due to the artisan wells located within its boundaries. Where are they now?

The official City of Cypress website proclaims that “The first Californians were as scantily clad as contemporary dwellers of summertime Southern California.” Good to know guys, good to know.

Around the 1890’s sorghum was a big commodity produced in Cypress.

Apparently the name of “Cypress” was adopted because of the Cypress trees planted around the city as windbreaks to protect it from the fierce sandstorms that would arise.

John Stamos and Tiger Woods are famous people who grew up in Cypress.

All I could find for their city slogan was “Progress.” While I admire its brevity, it lacks pizazz.

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