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.

Head in his Klan robe
from Annie Cooper Burton’s The Ku Klux Klan
Head in his Klan robe


garellano@ocweekly.com

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