How Orange County Got Its Name… and Lost Its Oranges

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One hundred years ago, orange groves were described as "a second gold rush" in California, and they helped add to local prosperity and population growth. But looking at Orange County today, you'd hardly know how it got its name. Independent producer Daniel A. Gross has a report.

Nick Spain stands beside the Old Sexlinger Orchard, the last intact citrus plot in Orange County.
Photo: Daniel A. Gross

Daniel's report comes to us from KCRW's Independent Producer Project. For more pictures of Southern California orchards then and now, go to the Which Way, LA blog.