Which time? Stanton became a city twice. In 1911, folks neighboring the rail stop of Benedict banded to keep out a proposed sewer facility for Anaheim. With the help of local politico and developer Philip A. Stanton—who also founded Huntington Beach and Seal Beach—they formed the City of Stanton and told Anaheim officials where to put their stink. In 1924, with the threat long passed, the city disincorporated. Stanton didn’t bother becoming a city again until 1956, when Orange County was growing by leaps and bounds.