Orange Countiana – List of Authors and Articles


The first volume of Orange Countiana was published by the Society in 1973, though not with the intention of being an annual publication. Within the next 20 years, the Society published four more volumes of articles about Orange County history, researched and written by the County’s leading historians. It was not until 2010 that the Society began publishing a volume of Orange Countiana annually.

The list below includes the names of authors and articles from past and present volumes of Orange Countiana. With the exception of the first volume, these publications are available for purchase on our Publications for Sale page.


Orange Countiana Volume I, 1973

Sleeper, Jim The Strange Cruise of the Last Chance
Thompson, Judge Raymond Court Case: Anaheim Water Co. vs. Semi-Tropic Water Co.
Lockett, Lucy Hill The First Summer Home at Newport Beach
Gould, Stephen The Chinese in Tustin
Lee, Ellen K. The Irish Alcalde
Cramer, Esther Baa, Baa Basque Sheep
Heil, Kay Spring (Orange County Style)

Orange Countiana Volume II, 1980

Owen, Peg E. How Orange Was Our Valley
Walker, Doris Dana Point: Historic Embarcadero
Walker, Doris Orange County’s Oldest Winter Vacationers
Coltrane, Garland Musical Memories of 1920s
Salter, Ed The Rooster Brand
Brewer, Harold Villa Park Orchards Association
Meadows, Don The West Was Still Wild
Doti, Lynne Pierson Banking in Orange County: Early Years
Beilin, Viola and Booth, Louise Two Successful Orange County Women
Baker, Elaine Smith George Brandriff: Portrait of a Painter
Bumgardner, Rush Fire in the Hills
Salter, Ed Pete
Bowen, Peg The Roadrunner
Key, George G. Placentia Pioneers: Wrights, Gilmans, and Keys
Bowen, Peg What Happened to Corporal Emax?
Wald, Beverly Orange Park Acres: Cactus to Citrus to Urban Community
Bowen, Peg E. Poems
Booth, Louise Orange County on the Move (poem)

Orange Countiana Volume III, 1982

Marsh, Diann Anaheim’s Central School
Walker, Marie Clark I Remember Anaheim
Bowen, Peg E. California Quail (poem)
Stadum, Carol J. An Introduction to Orange County’s Colorful Geologic History
Lang, E. Harold California Earthquakes
Pankey, Edgar E. Smudging in the 1930s
Bowen, Peg E. Orange Tree (poem)
Bumgardner, Rush How Chilis Grew in Orange County
Bowen, Peg E. Santiago Creek (poem)
Goddard, Francelia S. Old Carnegie Years in Santa Ana
Bowen, Peg E. Lacing Rosemary’s Corset
Bowen, Peg E. La Vida Hot Springs (poem)
DuRall, Nellie S.W. Eighty Years in Orange County: Fountain Valley
Dick, Jim Fountain Valley – A Quarter of a Century
Goddard, Allen William and Franklina Gray Bartlett: Pioneering Community Leaders
Serrano, Mildred Y.M. A.E.Y. and J.C.Y. (Mother and Father of Mildred Yorba)
Harder, Anne The Haven Seed Company of Santa Ana
Edwards, Elsa Jacob Ross and Family – Early Settlers of Santa Ana

Orange Countiana Volume IV, 1988

Pomerey, Leason The Orange Plaza
Gibson, Pamela Early California on Rios Street
Marsh, Diann Historic French Park 1883-1930
Miscellaneous authors Mission San Juan Capistrano
Liebeck, Judy Preservation of East Irvine
Schmidt, Elinor Take the Coastal Route
Hoskingon and Gass The County Courthouse: The Jewel of Orange County Architecture
Buffum, Richard Balboa’s Enduring Landmarks
Smith, Don California Hotel
Schultz, Elizabeth The Last of the Carnegie Libraries
Booth, Louise Historic Chapman College
Donaldson, Steve Orange County Railroad Depots
Noutary, Marguerite The Noutary Home
Miscellaneous authors The Hetebrink Home
Key, George Memories of My Home
Edwards, Dixie The Mother Colony House
Marsh, Diann The Melrose/Kuechel/Backs Neighborhood Houses
Sleeper, Jim David Hewes House
Smith, Vi The McCharles House
Lee, Ellen K. The Modjeska-Walker House 1888-1988
Melanson, Priscilla The Kellog and Maag Houses: The Future of Orange County’s Past
Tarlton, Flo The Red Cross House
Pridham, Mary Heritage House, Doctor Clark’s Legacy
Milkovich, Barbara The Newland House of Huntington Beach
Carpenter, Virginia The Bradford House
Gibson, Pamela Forster Elegance Restored
Riley, Anne M. Heritage on a Hill: Fullerton’s Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Orange Countiana Volume V, 1992

Milkovich, Barbara and Cramer, Esther, editors Early Businesses in Orange County

Orange Countiana Volume VI, 2010

Slayback, Lecil Eighty-five Years in the Old Courthouse
Clark, Paul F. Albert Barnes Clark: A Pioneer Community Leader
Brigandi, Phil The Birth of Orange County
Cramer, Esther Ridgway Orange County’s Meandering Boundary: Coyote Creek
Oftelie, Stan The Long Arms of the Octopus: Southern Pacific Politics in Orange County
Walker, Doris I. Prohibition Distills New Business on the South County Coast Then Depression Pulls the Cork on the Good Life

Orange Countiana Volume VII, 2011

Sleeper, Jim The Silent Cannon: The Spanish-American War memorial at Irvine Park
Fisher, Brett and Boyd, Randolph The History and Humanity of Charles C. Chapman
George, Stephanie Sacred Encounters: The History of Holy Cross Cemetery
Jepsen, Chris The Rise and Fiery Fall of the Pacific Beach Club
Brigandi, Phil “Fools Rush In” Politics and Gambling in 1930s Orange County

Orange Countiana Volume VIII, 2012

Rowland, Donald José Antonio Yorba
Meadows, Don Along the Arroyo Santiago
Brigandi, Phil Portrait of a Young County
Tiscareno, Froy Memories of “Memo”
Moorlach, John M.W. The Orange County Bankruptcy

Orange Countiana Volume IX, 2013

Friis, Leo J. John Meyenberg and the Lily Creamery
Brigandi, Phil Local News, Local Views – The Story of the Orange Post
Clark, Paul F. Staying With It – The Early Years of Toastmasters International
Hallan-Gibson, Pamela Stroschein, Carl – Last Constable of San Juan Township
Ortez, Monica Robert Strain – Citrus Industry Pioneer

Orange Countiana Volume X, 2014

Carolyn Christian Contested Boundaries and Intertwined Realities: Gospel Swamp and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Orange County
Mark P. Hall-Patton Joseph Young, Orange County Vintner
Paul R. Spitzzeri Chronicling Carbon Canyon: A Short History of a Corner of Orange County
Terry E. Stephenson The First Settlers

Orange Countiana Volume XI, 2015

Louise Booth Fast Changing Villa Park
Brigandi, Phil The Birth of an Industry – Early Citrus in Early Orange County
Krista Nicholds Streamline Moderne Architecture in a Mission Town
Bob Ring Laguna Woods – Birth of a City
Byron “Daniel” Williams The Williams Settlement of Gospel Swamp

Orange Countiana Volume XII, 2016

Paul R. Spitzzeri In the Middle of the Stormy Sea – The Barton Massacre of 1857
Miguel Kraszewski Juan Flores in San Juan Capistrano
Monica Ortez The Spencer Homes of Orangethorpe and Anaheim
Chris Jepsen and Stephen Faessel Rudy Boysen and the Boysenberry
Mark R. Malebranche II Brea: Cosmopolitan Present from Provincial Roots

Orange Countiana Volume XIII, 2017

Jim Sleeper