A Look Back

Moments in Irvine Ranch history

Sep 28, 2019

Moments in Irvine Ranch history

In 1889, James H. Irvine rode a Big Wheel bicycle from San Francisco to The Irvine ranch. His companion was childhood friend Harry Bechtel.  …

History in our midst

Jun 30, 2019

History in our midst

A short walk from Portola Springs Community Park brings you to a little-known historical site in Orange County. A path wraps around a small hill…

Pumping gas in the center of town

Aug 5, 2018

Pumping gas in the center of town

This Irvine Service Station stood on Central Avenue (now Sand Canyon) in Old Town Irvine – near the coffee shop, where regulars had their own mugs, and the Irvine Store, where farmers picked up mail from 92 brass post office boxes.