Mother Colony House - Anaheim, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 50.175 W 117° 55.683
11S E 414130 N 3744388
Quick Description: A state marker, at a small historic park in downtown Anaheim.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 1:33:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "First house built in Anaheim 1857 by George Hanson, founder "The Mother Colony", Group selecting name given settlement. This German Group left San Francisco to form grape growing colony southern California vineyards became largest in California until destroyed, 1885. By grape disease. Colony started producing valencia oranges here once resided Madame Helena Modjeska, and Henry Sienkiewicz, Author of 'Quo Vadis'".

The website has a different text which says, "Anaheim's first house, built in 1857 by Founder George Hanson. 'The Mother Colony,' a German group that left San Francisco to form a grape-growing colony in Southern California, selected the name given to this settlement. The vineyards, which became the largest in California, were destroyed by disease in 1885. The colony then started producing Valencia oranges. Here once resided actress Helena Modjeska and Henryk Sienkiewicz, author of Quo Vadis."
Marker Number: 201.00

Marker Name: Mother Colony House

County: Orange

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 7/16/1950

414 N West St near Sycamore St, Anaheim

Website: [Web Link]

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