Garden Grove


Garden Grove
a city in SW California. 123,351.

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City (pop., 2000: 165,196), southwestern California, U.S. Located south of Anaheim, it is a growing suburban residential area.

It is the site of the Crystal Cathedral, a church sheathed in 10,000 panes of glass, designed by Philip Johnson.

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      city, Orange county, southern California, U.S. Adjacent to the cities of Santa Ana (southeast) and Anaheim (northeast), Garden Grove is 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Los Angeles. The area was explored by Gaspar de Portolá (Portolá, Gaspar de) in 1769 and was part of Rancho Los Nietos, a Spanish land grant made to Manuel Nieto in 1784. The modern city now occupies parts of Ranchos Los Alamitos, Las Bolsas, and Los Coyotes. Garden Grove was founded in 1874 by Alonzo Cook, and it developed as a small farming community until a railway link was completed in the early 20th century and the city began to grow. Two disasters struck in the first decades of the 20th century: a major flood covered the city in several feet of water in 1916, and an earthquake destroyed much of the older sections of the city in 1933. After World War II, when many servicemen who had been stationed in Orange county made southern California their home, Garden Grove became one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Among its leading industries are construction, services, aerospace, and biotechnology.

      The most popular local event is the city's annual strawberry festival, held annually (since 1958) over the Memorial Day weekend. Garden Grove also hosts festivals celebrating Korean and Arab cultures. One of the city's most prominent features is the Crystal Cathedral (1980; designed by Philip Johnson (Johnson, Philip C.) and John Burgee), which has more than 10,000 panes of tempered silver glass. The Stanley Ranch Museum, centred on a home built in 1892, contains a park and several buildings of historical significance to the region. Inc. 1956. Pop. (1990) 143,050; (2000) 165,196.

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