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OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial

In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles County and form the County of Orange. In 1989, the County of Orange commemorated its centennial. Throughout 2014, the County celebrated its 125th anniversary, also known as the Quasquicentennial. 

"This Day in History" Calendar

Orange County HistoryClick here to view a timeline of significant events in Orange County history, courtesy of OC Archives.

JWA Exhibit: "OC 125: Exploring Orange County's Story"

Visitors and residents can explore Orange County's rich 125-year history through "OC 125: Exploring Orange County's Story," a curated exhibition of sites and experiences, on display at John Wayne Airport now through February of 2015. Click here to learn more.

OC Icons

OC iconsClick here to learn about 125 iconic people, places and things that make Orange County an amazing place to live, work and play.

OC Through the Decades

OC Through the Decades Click here for images of 125 years of Orange County history, compiled by the OC Archives and presented at the County’s Quasquicentennial celebration at the OC Fair on August 1, 2014.