A video tour of the Hewes Mansion, originally owned by David and Matilda Hewes. It’s a beautifully restored home in Old Town Tustin, California.
The early residents of Tustin were sure that anything they planted would “yield golden returns.”
Red Hill is more than a street in Tustin. The street is named after a certain hill in the north part of town with a soil that turned red from mercury in the ground.
Tustin schools have a long history – having first started in 1872 with a one-room schoolhouse donated by Columbus Tustin.
The Tustin Police Department was founded in 1928 and started with only one officer, John Stanton, who was hired to serve as “Street Superintendent.”
Early Tustin churches played a large role in the development of the community. The early years of the 1880s saw the establishment of three churches in Tustin.
Columbus Tustin knew the success of his new city hinged on having a dynamic business community for this rural town. He was instrumental in supporting “entrepreneurs” who took a chance on his city.
Be it Football, Baseball, Basketball, Aquatics, Track, and more, Tustin sports leaders grew from local to regional, national, and international prominence.
Tustin’s early pioneers and their families played key roles in the development and growth of the new city of Tustin.
Tustin’s earliest settlers included the indigenous Indian tribes as well as the Spanish explorers and the resulting Spanish/Mexican Ranchos.