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How to Drive Your GPS Crazy

Dozens of old Orange County town names it will never locate

Modern Orange County is a patchwork of forgotten places, of boomtowns gone bust and farm towns swallowed by cities. Traces of them still exist—a street sign here, a stray post office or church name there—but they’re unexplained glimpses of a past unceremoniously obliterated by the present. In the June 2013 issue, we sent Orange Coast Managing Editor Jim Walters back in time, into the Orange County Archives, to rediscover places that once were. To purchase a print or digital copy of the June 2013 issue here. Scroll down for a map of Orange County's vanished towns. You can also click here for a photo album of these same towns!


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