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Costa Mesa 60th Anniversary

Posted on June 11, 2013 | 10:15am

Since its incorporation into Orange County in 1953, Costa Mesa, a city that was once known as Harper, has grown into the leader of the arts in OC.  Although the City of the Arts is celebrating its 60th Anniversary June 28-30, the name change took place in 1920 when a local teacher won a contest to officially change the name of the city.  Meaning “coastal tableland” in Spanish, Costa Mesa’s name refers to the city’s geographical features as a plateau near the ocean.

While there certainly aren’t many who remember the rural farming town of Harper, modern Costa Mesa has gained a reputation as the place to go to celebrate the art of the stage, dining and shopping.

Costa Mesa is 60

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