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Woods Cove is indeed a historical treasure trove.

It wasn’t George Washington but another president, Woodrow Wilson, who slept at Col. Edward House’s home at Moss Point off South Coast Hwy. The combined Craftsman-and ‘Cape Cod-style home with the ever present American flag in front, is not easily visible from the highway and is virtually unknown to many local residents. It was built

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The First House at Arch Beach

Trivia: did you know that the Fairview Development Company/ Santa Ana Immigration Association had laid out a town called “Catalina-on-the-Main” just southeast of Arch Rock in 1888? They applied for and received a US Post office but it was never built, as this venture failed shortly thereafter. Also in the early 1900s, what is now

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Arch Beach Hotel

In the 1880’s Laguna was actually two separate villages. When the Arch Beach Hotel was built in1886 at what is now Diamond Street and the Coast Highway, the only access to it was by Aliso Canyon because Bluebird (Hub’s Gulch) and Sleepy Hollow (Nate’s Gulch) were impassable by vehicles. Arch Beach and Laguna Beach each

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What do SpongeBob, Bette Davis and ‘Hay for horses’ have in common – Woods Cove

Everyone Loves Laguna’s Woods Cove Some Woods Cove tidbits: In the late 1800’s Laguna and Arch Beach (Woods Cove) were actually two towns each with their own post offices. They were separated by the deep Bluebird and Sleepy Hallow Canyons requiring a long trip through Aliso Canyon, El Toro and Laguna Canyon to visit each

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Arch Beach Pier at “Ring Rock”(Wood’s Cove) point.

(check out the pier and the first ‘Wood’s Cove’ house on the hill) In 1887, today’s Laguna was two separate towns, Arch Beach and Laguna Beach. The then impassable Bluebird Canyon separated the two towns. Each had their own post office and hotel. Nathaniel Brooks, was Laguna’s first stagecoach driver, and brought water to Arch

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Woods Cove – The Story

Woods Cove – The Story Starting with the twin cities – Arch Beach and Laguna Beach In the late 1800s, the Woods Cove area was originally called Arch Beach and was a separate town from Laguna Beach. It even had its own post office. The reason for the twin city effect was that wagons could

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