La Habra is located in the southern part of the state of California and a city in Orange County. It sits in the northern part of Fullerton and is in the southeastern part of Los Angeles. The name of the city was said to be derived from the Spanish word “abra” meaning “pass,” and with reference to an opening that is located in the nearby Puente Hills. Rancho La Habra is a land grant from 1839, wherein it paved the way to cattle ranching. In 1896, La Habra was founded and became a commercial center for the extensive agricultural area for avocado and citrus fruits. When the Pacific Electric Railroad arrived in 1908, a packinghouse was then built in the area. The Coyote Hills that are located nearby have oil fields that were later established and developed in 1912.
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