1940s

1940


Original Plaza fountain is moved out from storage to Orange City Park to be used as a wading pool for children. Orange's population: 7,900.
Historical Photo - Children Swimming

1942


W. O. Hart, editor of the Orange Daily News, dies in a plane crash. Artillery Battalion stationed in Orange during training.
Historical Photo - portrait of man

1947


Orange Harvest Festival and Parade attendance 15,000 for 2-day event in September.
Historical Photo - large gathering in the streets

1949


Snow in Orange!
Historical Photo - trees and forestry