Costa Mesa History - California 49ers and the Gold Rush and a Modern Day Cattle Drive

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After only three years as a state, California experienced the beginning of its gold rush.

Although the California Gold Rush brought many people racing to Northern California in hopes of making a fortune by striking a gold mine, it had effects on Southern California as well.

The cattle that had previously been raised in Southern California mostly for leather hides to create clothing and shoes were suddenly more in demand for their meat by those who came to Northern California in search of their dreams. 

As a result, the vaqueros who raised their cattle in Costa Mesa began cattle drives to San Francisco, making the cattle business big business.

During this same period of time, many of the ranchos were divided into smaller pieces.  By 1880, the Rancho  Santiago de Santa Ana, which encompassed Costa Mesa and other modern cities, had been divided into 73 parcels.

Can you just imagine cattle roaming the streets of Costa Mesa?  They did last year when there was an old fashioned cattle drive to celebrate the Orange County Fair.

Cattle Drive down Fair Drive

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For information on Costa Mesa History, see the following posts:

Costa Mesa History - The Indians of Lukup

Costa Mesa History - The Spaniards

Costa Mesa History - Mexican Independence

 

 

 

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Christine, that's what had to be so cool, cattle drive, 21st century, Orange County, who would have thought it.

Jun 29, 2008 12:23 AM #13
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Duane - Surely not me nor the many cars stuck at the light watching the whole procession.

Jun 29, 2008 01:44 PM #14
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Christine, LROL, hope you weren't late for a meeting, how do you explain that one...

Jun 30, 2008 01:04 AM #15
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Duane - "No, really there was a cattle drive (yes, like as in cows) on Fair, and it made me late!"

Jun 30, 2008 02:31 AM #16
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Christine, LOL, I'll vouch for ya next time, you could have yelled out the window, "moooo-ve out of the way" grin.

Jun 30, 2008 02:35 AM #17
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Duane - Now all we need are a few sheep so I can tell you how baaaaad you are.

Jun 30, 2008 04:17 PM #18
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heres more then a few. grin

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Duane - you make me grin : )

Jun 30, 2008 04:56 PM #20
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Christine, after looking at cow tails I figured you needed a good laugh. Hope your day went well.

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Duane  - It did. Thanks.  I hope the same is true of yours.

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Duane - Kendi finally read the post I did about our friendship.  She was amazed and touched at the comments.  Thanks again.

Jun 30, 2008 05:03 PM #23
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Christine, awesome, it was touching. Would have been great to see her face as she read through it. Fine job on your end!

Jun 30, 2008 05:05 PM #24
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Duane  - I didn't get to see her face, but I did hear the tears and the memories in her voice.

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Christine, had to be touching to see it in writing with photos of the both of you. That's what friends are for... hey if we put a tune with those words we might have a song, ssshhh, we better get it copy right protected before we launch the song, who should we have sing it? grin.

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Duane  - Hmm, I don't know maybe Dionne Warwick or Stevie Wonder???

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Christine, I was thinking Michael, maybe combine them all, you may have an idea. Know any attorney's who could handle the copy right for us, grin.

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Duane  - An attorney?  Why would I know an attorney?  ; )

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Christine, LOL, you are to cute. I rest my case (of beer) 

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Duane  - Thanks for the enjoyable evening.  Have a good rest.

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Christine, I will, you do the same, nite (or morning in my area)

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