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Buena Park

Photo of custom green Chevy truck in Buena Park where La Palma Mobile Mechanic offers mobile auto repair services.

Buena Park is a very popular part of Orange County and in close proximity to La Palma Mobile Mechanic technicians who make vehicle repairs for drivers in that city.  La Palma neighbors Buena Park and puts most drivers within about 15 minutes of receiving help by an ASE Certifed mechanic for mobile auto servicing at customer's homes or places of work.

Buena Park History

The Narrative of Buena Park dates back to 1783 when California belonged to Spain, also Pedro Fages was the Governor of this part of the Nation. He was granted permission by the King of Spain to make land grants in California, and also gave one particular piece of property to Manuel Nieto, ex-corporal of the"Leather Jacket" guards of the Portola Expedition. This bit of land extended from the San Gabriel River into the Santa Ana River, and from the ocean to the road, from San Gabriel Mission.  Back in 1834, Manuel Nieto's land was split into five ranchos. Among those five ranchos, one was named Rancho Los Coyotes and totaled 48,806 acres. Buena Park is located near the center of the rancho.

Rancho Los Coyotes is a center of both California and American history, It was here in January 1847, in which Commodore Robert S. Stockton along with his group of Americans relaxed in preparation for the conflict of the San Gabriel River.  The conflict was won and the results of the Mexican/American War (1846-48) were settled in this land.  The precise place of Stockton's Encampment is marked close to the Los Coyotes Country Club at the Bellehurst region of Buena Park.

Back in 1885, James A. Whitaker, a wholesale grocer in Chicago, Purchased 690 acres of the Stearns Rancho, a part of what had been part of the massive Los Coyotes Rancho.  Whitaker meant to make a cattle ranch, however, Santa Fe Enforcement officials convinced him to utilize the property for a new city.  Whitaker registered his township papers in 1887 in Los Angeles County - Orange County hadn't been formed - to make the city of Buena Park. The City wasn't integrated until 1953. Buena Park first became famous as a dairy center and the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads constructed depots. The Lily Creamery began operations at Buena Park in 1889. and was the first business industry in the town.

Back in 1920 Walter and Cordelia Knott transferred for their 20-acre property situated near Highway 39 at Buena Park, California. The youthful family together with their four children were determined to succeed as farmers and soon enough their harvest of rhubarb, berries, and strawberry was so yummy enough to market in a roadside stand. The company was flourishing and Cordelia shortly started a tea area where people came from miles around to purchase her new jams and jelly.  Highlighting their signature fresh berry,  Cordelia enlarged her tea area and started making homemade snacks, fried chicken broth along with boysenberry pies.  Since the restaurant grew in popularity so did the very long wait periods, which caused the production of Knott's Berry Farm's very first attraction - Ghost City.  Since 1934, over 20,000,000 guests have eaten at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant and it continues to function with the exact same renowned menu - chicken, snacks, and boysenberry pie.  Over time, the Knott family continued to grow Knott's Berry Farm into one of the most popular amusement parks in the USA.  Back in December of 1997, after almost 8 decades of possession by the Knott family, Knott's Berry Farm was finally sold to Cedar Fair, L.P., operators, and owners of family-oriented amusement park brands, shore to shore.

Through time Buena Park has made amazing strides in making a diverse entertainment place that provides a broad choice of resorts, restaurants, along with themed attractions.  The City of Buena Park includes its own neighborhood history park situated on Beach Boulevard.  Traveling back in time by touring the town's Historic District featuring many maintained buildings:  The Whitaker Jaynes House functions as the town's local history museum.  The Bacon House is just one of the earliest surviving structures from the region.  The Tice House, a magical cage along with the Stage Stop Hotel, is presently home to the only California Welcome Center in Orange County.  In the Whitaker-Jaynes House, guests may tour a broad museum exhibits such as items from the Lynx Women's Softball Team in the 1940s, a wedding gown display, a pictorial record of Buena Park's entertainment places as well as the Dreger Clock and assorted photographs of the famous clock during history.

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