Rancho Los Alamitos takes its name from a Mexican land grant in southwestern Los Angeles County and northwestern Orange County, California. Los Alamitos means the Little Cottonwoods or Poplars in Spanish, after the native Fremont Cottonwood trees there.
The history of the 85,000-acre Rancho Los Alamitos is almost a microcosm for the history of expansion throughout Southern California, from the Native Americana cultures to contemporary times. The area was first the location of the major circa 500 C.E.
The early 19th century adobe ranch house still stands today with its historic gardens by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and Florence Yoch & Lucile Council, are on the National Register of Historic Places, and open to the public.
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Friday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM,
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Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM