A Utopian Dream - Anaheim, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 50.164 W 117° 55.677
11S E 414140 N 3744366
Quick Description: This is one of many plaques and historical makers at Founder's Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 6:02:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMMNRE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Inspired by John Frohling's vision of a viticulture utopia, the Los Angeles Vineyard Society was formed in 1857. Convinced that wine was the way to wealth, the Society joined the scramble for land and sent surveyor George Hansen on a quest that brought him here, to what then was Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana. Hansen, in the Society's name, brought a tract of land convening 1,165 acres. The owner, Jan Pacifica Ontiveras, thought the acres of cactus and sage unfit even for a single goat. With access to water from the Santa Ana River, Hansen and the Society saw things differently. In their vision, grapevines replaced cactus. Determined to succeed, the colony's German settlers multiplied vineyard, doubled an then tripled wine production, and fulfilled the utopian dream."
Group that erected the marker: City of Anaheim

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
400 N West St, Anaheim, CA 92805, United States

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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