There you have it, folks: Orange County was founded by racists. Surprised? Of course not. Surprised that Orange County historians don't bother with these disquieting factoids? If you were, you have a lot of reading to do—and don't bother with the Orange Crate Label school of history.
This article was adapted from a post on our blog, Navel Gazing, where you can read more alternative OC history under the "Gunkist Memories" label.