Pioneer House of the Mother Colony

California State Historic Landmark 201

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#201 Mother Colony House
First house built in Anaheim, 1857, by George Hanson, founder "The Mother Colony," group selecting name given settlement. This German group left San Francisco to form grape growing colony southern California. Vineyards became largest in California until destroyed, 1885, by grape disease. Colony started producing Valencia oranges. Here once resided Madame Helena Modjeska, and Henryk Sienkiewicz, author of "Quo Vadis."

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414 N West St near Sycamore St, Anaheim.

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