This collection consists of 67 photographs (albumen and silver gelatin prints) documenting Orange County cities, Santa Catalina
Island, coastal and surrounding areas, and Tubbs family events and homes. The collection includes photographs of President
Benjamin Harrison's whistle-stop tour through Santa Ana in 1891 and three Southern California coastal missions: San Juan Capistrano,
San Luis Rey, and Santa Barbara. Two photographs show the opening of the Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company's (SAVI) 700
foot siphon in Olive on April 14, 1892, a significant event which brought water to the farms of Tustin, Orange, and Santa
Ana. Other photographs depict World War I draftees from Orange County.
Lewis W. Tubbs, judge and rancher, moved from Iowa to California in 1849 to pursue a mining venture. He returned to Iowa shortly
thereafter, establishing himself as a stock and grain producer. Volney V. Tubbs (b. 1868), one of Lewis's six sons and daughters,
followed the path of his father and moved to California in 1887 or 1888. He settled in Tustin and was active in agricultural
and civic affairs. He served on the Board of Directors of the Santiago Orange Association and was also chairman of the Board
of Exemption during World War I. He married Lillian M. Dixson and had four children, including Dixson Tubbs and Mabel Louise
Tubbs, the donor of this collection.
0.7 Linear Feet
(1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their
heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.