Tustin history has its own record of a UFO experience when on August 3, 1965, Rex Heflin saw disk-shaped craft near Tustin’s Lighter-than-Air Base hangars.
Columbus Tustin established a grammar school in the 1870s, but 50 years passed before the city had their first Tustin High School.
David Hewes is known for his work in reclaiming and restoring San Francisco in the 1850s and 1860s and then supporting the Transcontinental Railroad. But he and his wife played a strong role in early Tustin as well.
In 1868, Columbus Tustin and Nelson O. Stafford together purchased the land that was to become the future cities of Tustin and part of Santa Ana.
Red Hill has a long and colorful history, beginning with the Indians who called it Katuktu, signifying hill of prominence or place of refuge.
Many Tustin wives and mothers were working outside their homes to augment the family income long before the term “Career Woman” was coined in the late ’30s.
Fine view of the valleys and plains, constituting the central and south portions of the county could be seen from the North Tustin heights (Samuel Armor, 1921)
Tustin and Santa Ana have fought over many things, but one of the biggest battles was the fight for the Southern Pacific Railroad back in the 1800s.
Tustin met the demand with almost a dozen “filling stations” and garages with gasoline pumps on the less-than-two-mile strip of Hwy 101 passing through the city
Hiring John Stanton as the first and only policeman to serve in the just-incorporated City of Tustin was the first action taken by the newly-elected City Council in 1927.