Costa Mesa History - The Indians of Lukup

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As I wrote in a previous post (Growing Up Local), I've lived in Orange County almost my entire life.  It amazes me the changes that come to a place over the years, and yet I have been around only a few decades, while Costa Mesa was first settled over 2,500 years ago by American Indians who founded the Village of Lukup.

I can only imagine what Costa Mesa would have looked like during this period. 

Did they concern themselves with the value of Costa Mesa property? Likely not as there were only 400-500 of them living in the village and plenty of space for all.  They were hunter-gatherers, living a simple existence unfathomable by today's modern man until they were disturbed by the first Spanish settlers.  Today there are only remnants of this first settlement in Costa Mesa.

Yet, other things remain the same, they chose a spot up on the bluffs over the Santa Ana River overlooking the Pacific Ocean, still a prime location today.

There is so much history here and so much we bypass in our busy, modern lives, things that we should take time to discover. 

What interesting things do you know about your area?

 

 

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Eric Meruelo
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Hello Christine, being a Native Orange County person, it is amazing to see the changes after being away for 8 years and to see what was once a Strawberry field by Disneyland is now an extension of Disneyland. So many changes but alot of history in each city.

Jun 08, 2008 12:55 PM #1
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Eric - There are so many changes, especially if you've been gone the last 8 years.  Welcome back.

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David Bennett
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I just learned that I should be blogging the history of my town too!!!  Thanks for inspiring me!!

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David, happy to be able to help.  There is so much history, and I just wanted to share.

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