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Christmas Greetings from James H. Irvine

James H. Irvine (1867-1947) liked to be in charge of things. Very little left the Irvine Ranch without his fingerprints; including the annual Irvine Family Christmas cards. So poetry wasn’t his strong suit.¬†

What’s in A Name?: Culver Drive

Frederick and Agnes Culver     Culver Drive is named for farmer Frederick Culver who, in 1902, planted lima beans on an Irvine Ranch lease. He became one of the most successful farmers in Orange County. One of the smallest men on the ranch, Culver was a hunchback who was given the name “Humpy” by […]

Irvine History Quiz Question of the Day

Which Vice President visited the Irvine Ranch in 1953? ANSWER: Vice President Richard Nixon visited the Boy Scout Jamboree in 1953. Nixon, who was a boy scout himself in Whittier, California, spent the night in a tent and shared a pancake breakfast ¬†before addressing the scouts. The Boy Scout Jamboree was held on the grounds […]