Orange County Breeze local almanac for northwest Orange County, California.

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The USS Central America left Colón, Panama carrying 476 passengers, 102 crew members and over three tons of California gold. The ship was a three-masted, 272-feet long sidewheel steamship that made 43 round trips between New York City and Panama. Each leg of the voyage usually took between 19 to 24 days to complete. [Source:]


The online auction site eBay was founded in San Jose by Pierre Omidyar under the name “AuctionWeb.” [Source: Orange County Register]