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What's New in Local History
Online Newspaper Archive


Searching for a family ancestor? Looking for historic information about a house or business? Search our newly updated newspaper archive online! The Orange Public Library & History Center offers full access to a Digital Collection that includes historic city newspapers. Dating from as early as December 19, 1888 to as late as December 28, 1946, these newspapers are available online and are full text searchable. Visit http://www.cityoforange.org/localhistory and click on Digital Database. Questions? Ask us!

Bathgate Family home in Villa Park, 1885


Newly donated photograph to the Orange Public Library local history archive shows a home in Villa Park in 1895. The photograph shows the Bathgate family standing in front of their home, located where Villa Park High School stands now. In the center of the photograph are Mr. William George Bathgate and Mrs. Violet Kirkwood Bathgate. The family was originally from Scotland and Mr. Bathgate was a surveyor in the City of Orange.


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Are you interested in local history? Do you enjoy genealogy? Do you like helping others in their research projects? The Orange Public Library & History Center offers you the opportunity volunteer in our History Center.
( Local History Volunteer Flyer )
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