Modjeska Canyon, California


Modjeska Canyon, California
Modjeska

Modjeska Canyon is an unincorporated area on the western slope of the Santa Ana Mountains in eastern Orange County, California. It is a rural community of several hundred residents, with a small park and a volunteer fire station.

Modjeska Fire Station

The canyon is also the location of the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Most of the canyon is surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest. The community of Modjeska Canyon is very tight knit, hosting several in-canyon events such as pot lucks, dance lessons, movie nights at the park, Fourth of July parades, as well as Christmas and Halloween parties. The parties are usually held in the Modjeska Community center and the Fire Station. They also hold events for non-residence people to come and enjoy, such as an arts and crafts fair held in early spring at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

Side street

Modjeska Canyon is named after the 19th-century Polish stage actress, Helena Modjeska, who settled in the canyon in the late 19th century. Her home from 1888 to 1906, "Arden", is a National Historic Landmark. The house and gardens are fenced in, so if you are looking to see the house you must make a reservation for the tour. The house is typically only open once or twice a month, so it is important to make reservations in advance.

The Brotherhood of Eternal Love was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Modjeska Canyon on Oct 26, 1966—a few months before John Griggs and other founding members relocated to the Woodland Drive neighborhood of Laguna Beach, CA (later known as 'Dodge City'). [- per Nick Schou's book Orange Sunshine, 2010. Added by WA, 17 Nov 2010]

The canyon was the home to one of the many California wildfires of October 2007. About 14 homes in Modjeska Canyon were destroyed by the fire and another 8 homes were damaged (out of a total of roughly 220 homes in the canyon). Mandatory evacuations were issued prior to President George W. Bush declaring the site an emergency.

The ZIP Code is 92676, and the community is inside area code 714.

External links

Coordinates: 33°42′39″N 117°38′29″W / 33.71083°N 117.64139°W / 33.71083; -117.64139



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Santiago Canyon, California — Santiago Canyon is an unincorporated community in Silverado, California. According to the 2000 census, Santiago Canyon has several hundred residents living within its borders. Two canyons that border Santiago Canyon include Trabuco Canyon and… …   Wikipedia

  • Modjeska House — U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark …   Wikipedia

  • Helena Modjeska — Infobox actor name = Helena Modjeska |right|thumb|100px imagesize = 150px caption = Helena Modrzejewska as Ophelia in Shakespeare s Hamlet , Austrian Poland, 1867. birthname = Helena Opid birthdate = birth date|1840|10|12|mf=y birthplace = Free… …   Wikipedia

  • Orange County Sheriff's Department (California) — Orange County Sheriff s Department Abbreviation OCSD Patch of the Orange County Sheriff s Department …   Wikipedia

  • Orange County, California — For other uses, see Orange County (disambiguation). Coordinates: 33°40′N 117°47′W / 33.67°N 117.78°W / 33.67; 117.78 …   Wikipedia

  • County Route S18 (California) — Infobox road state=CA type=CR route=S18 marker alternate name=El Toro Road, Santiago Canyon Road, Villa Park Road, Katella Avenue maint= length mi=29.05 length round=2 length ref=cite web|author=Faigin, Daniel… …   Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Orange County, California — Map of all coordinates from Google Map of all coordinates from Bing …   Wikipedia

  • List of California Historical Landmarks — This is a list of California Historical Landmarks. The official list may be seen [http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/listed resources/?view=all here] . NOTOC · =Alameda County= For more details, please see http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page id=21388.… …   Wikipedia

  • Condado de Orange (California) — Para otros usos de este término, véase Condado de Orange. Condado de Orange Condado de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California — Anaheim Hills   District of Anaheim   A view of Anaheim Hills from the Anaheim Hills Golf Club …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.