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Old 05-16-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: The OC
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Well? Do you? Like a "boonie" town in the middle of nowhere?
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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No, because it's not. There aren't really any cities in Orange County that seem like the middle of nowhere. Maybe Trabuco Canyon. Lake Forest is in the middle of all the other Orange County urban sprawl. Irvine, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, they all sort of just flow together. There's nothing middle of nowhere about it, it's surrounded by the rest of Orange County suburbia.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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You're wasting your time. She's fixated on LF being in the boonies because "you can see mountains", or some such silly notion.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:46 PM
 
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I can remember my dad going hunting in the area LF is in now. Back then it was the boonies. Now it's just another place with houses and people who have no memories of a truly wild Orange County. Pity.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here's Lake Forest in the early 1970s. It sort of used to be in the boonies. This is I-5 near El Toro Road.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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That looks a bit older than the 70s. I was around there then and there was more going on around ET Road than I see in that pic.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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To be exact, that's the early sixties and it's 5 North looking at where the Los Alisos over crossing is now located. That's the Bridger tract on the right, the first housing tract in the Saddleback Valley.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You guys are obviously correct. The I-5 in that photo looks brand new as if Cal Trans took the photo to document the completed project. I-5 was built through there around 1959 according to

Orange County - 1946 to 1962

In fact, here's a very similiar (not protected by copyright photo) taken in 1959 of about the same location. "Photo courtesy Orange County Archives."


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Old 05-17-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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El Toro Road looking east 1970.

Not protected by copyright, "Photo courtesy Orange County Archives."
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The OC
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wow, those pictures look very depressing. It looks much better now!
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