Early Santa Anna Town Woodcut

Santa Ana Newspaper Woodcut from 1901

This early woodcut shows main street Santa Anna California as it appeared in 1887, about 18 years after my Great-Great Grand Father William H. Titchenal purchased the first lot in Santa Ana in 1869.

The newspaper column at the left reads "The little domicile neath the old sycamore in our today's sketch of old Santa Ana, was the result of a deal between W. H. Spurgeon and W. H. Titchenal in 1869, the former selling to the latter one lot at $15, and giving one other on the condition that he would built a house theron. Thus the nucleus for a town was started, Santa Ana it was called."