The first inhabitants of what is now Cypress were Native Americans. They resided in Tee Pee style structures and lived off the local animals and vegetation. The area was plentiful for hunting and gathering and Native Americans flourished in the area for thousands of years, until the Europeans came and disrupted life forever. The only mission in Orange County was at San Juan Capistrano and influenced the lives of only a small percentage of the natives in the area. There has been a discovery of a Chumash Indian from 400 years ago, along with other findings from Long Beach and Buena Park. These early dwellers used canoes for fishing and primitive style hunting tools. The first European explorers came from Spain in 1769 and the Native American rule of the land was no more. The first land owners in Cypress were Spanish soldiers that were paid with Real Estate instead of actual money. Some held vast swathes of land used for ranching. By the 1860's, most of the land had been divided up into smaller portions and sold to Ranchers. Hide and Tallow and Cattle farming were the dominant sources of income for the local families. By 1849 the Gold Rush had tripled the amount of the local Cypress population and Real Estate skyrocketed. The Cypress, California area enjoyed a flourishing period of growth for years until floods and droughts commenced to ravage the land for several years causing hardships for the Ranchers and Residents.
Things started to return to normal in the 1880's. With a replenished population and a national economic boom, things were moving right along for this little town. Of course everything was still horse drawn wagons still so there were no junk cars to buy, however, if we were around back then we would be buying all the junk wagons, I wonder if that was a thing. Well, back to our history of Cypress lesson. Orange County was actually formed in 1889 after the gold rush folks populated the area so heavily. They needed to start organizing cities and counties to better serve the residents. Many new small towns popped up in the area. Back then pioneers reported some harsh living conditions, they may have been put off by the dust created from the Santa Ana winds. They also reported of roads getting so muddy they were almost impossible to travel without getting stuck in the mud. It used to take all day to get from Cypress to Anaheim. The roads were improved by the 1900s and instead of tracks going every which way, they were straight and smooth. Sometimes the sunflowers would grow so large by the road that they would touch your hat as you travelled along. In the early 1900's almost all farmers had cows for dairy use. Dairy and Sugar Beets became a popular product of the area.
The City of Cypress came by It's name because when the school was built, the planted Cypress trees all around to protect the school from the wind. The rail station was later called the Cypress rail station to match the school name and from there the name was etched in stone. The Texaco tank farm came to the area about 1929 and the area grew even larger with real estate going up as well. The early 30's were hard for Cypress as it was for most of the nation at that time due to the great depression. An earthquake had also rocked the area, damaging buildings and further" adding to the peoples frustrations. In 1933 a major earthquake struck the area and devastated many of the structures. It was the second largest and most destructive earthquake in the nations history. Shortly after the earthquake was a great flood that caused lots of damage and killed 19 people. During WW2 the City of Cypress underwent many changes. For example, there were ammunition depots, Naval Stations and even an Air Base was built. This brought many more people to the area and helped Cypress grow to the size it is today. The City of Cypress was still mainly a Dairy producing center but now was also Industrial and Military oriented as well. Cypress underwent major growth during the 1950's, especially in the City administrative sector. In the 60's the city voted out the dairy farmers to make room for more residents. Of course, this decision was controversial and had major pushback from the farmers and their supporters. After all, they were the back bone of the area for many years. The Los Alamitos Race Track came to Cypress and still is a major source of income for the city.
The City of Cypress has gone through a lot of growth since the 60s. With Orange County's population skyrocketing year after year, so has the population of local cities like Cypress. With all these people came a lot of cars. With all these cars came a lot of broken down junk cars. In 1984 Cash for Junk Cars Orange County made It's break into the Southern California junk car buyer scene and we have grown exponentially to where we are today. Cash for Junk Cars Cypress is a daughter company of Cash for Junk Cars Orange County and we aim to serve this historic and beautiful city the best we can just as we have over the thirty years we have been in the junk car buyer business. Every junk car we buy in Cypress means one less polluting vehicle on the City street and one more vehicle recycled responsibly by our environmentally responsible salvage yards. We always cover the towing at no charge to you. We make sure you get every penny you deserve for you junk car. Thank you Cypress for visiting Cash for Junk Cars Cypress and we hope to give you a free quote today!
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