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La Mirada, California, USA

La Mirada, Los Angeles, California, USA

La Mirada (Spanish for the view) was the creation of two men, Andrew McNally, a printer and mapmaker from Chicago (see Rand McNally) and his son-in-law Edwin Neff. In 1888, McNally purchased over 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) of Rancho Los Coyotes, south of Whittier, for $200,000. He developed 700 acres (2.8 km2) into his own home called Windermere Ranch and surrounded it with olive, orange and lemon groves. McNally built a plant to process the olive oil, which was of the best quality, as well as a railroad station on Stage Road. From here his olive oil and fruit were shipped all over the U.S.

In 1896, McNally turned his property over to his daughter and his son in law. McNally and Neff formed the La Mirada Land Company, which published a booklet entitled "The Country Gentleman in California", advertising parcels of land for sale including pictures, a map and descriptions of the scenic olive, alfalfa, lemon and grapefruit groves...

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  • In 1896, Andrew McNally turned his property over to his daughter and his son in law. McNally and Neff formed the La Mirada Land Company

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  • Biola University founded in La Mirada in 1908

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  • Following three elections, two of which failed, the City of La Mirada was incorporated in March 23, 1960 becoming Los Angeles County's 68th city under the name Mirada Hills.
    Wanting to return to the original name Andre McNally gave the land, "Proposition T" was introduced in the November elections of 1960 to change the ci...Read MORE...


  • La Mirada, California, USA
    La Mirada Inn

    "The La Mirada Inn on Imperial and the Toby Mug on ALondra were popular watering holes. By 1960, La Mirada had become a pretty cool place to live..."
    Reflections from McNally's Mirror
    By Glen Cantrell, Raymond,Fernandez, Tony... Read MORE...

    Matchbook
  • La Mirada, California, USA
    Biola College

    "Biola University is a private, Evangelical Christian university approximately 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, in La Mirada, California. Founded in 1908, the university has over 40 major academic fields of study in six... Read MORE...

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La Mirada Inn

"The La Mirada Inn on Imperial and the Toby Mug on ALondra were popular watering holes. By 1960, La Mirada had become a pretty cool place to live..."
Reflections from McNally's Mirror
By Glen Cantrell, Raymond,Fernandez, Tony... Read MORE...

Matchbook

La Mirada, California, USA
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Biola College

"Biola University is a private, Evangelical Christian university approximately 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, in La Mirada, California. Founded in 1908, the university has over 40 major academic fields of study in six... Read MORE...

Postcard
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  • In 1896, Andrew McNally turned his property over to his daughter and his son in law. McNally and Neff formed the La Mirada Land Company

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Biola University founded in La Mirada in 1908

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Following three elections, two of which failed, the City of La Mirada was incorporated in March 23, 1960 becoming Los Angeles County's 68th city under the name Mirada Hills.
    Wanting to return to the original name Andre McNally gave the land, "Proposition T" was introduced in the November elections of 1960 to change the... Read MORE...

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