NOTES

1.

Resolution No. 68–78, Costa Mesa City Council, November 18, 1968, File 89-0127 Wilson, Robert, Buying Baja California, Costa Mesa Historical Society Archives; Jodi Cadenhead, “City Thinks Big in Seventies, Makes Plans for Future,” Costa Mesa News, August 16, 1979, 5; Letter from J.A. Corvi to Robert Wilson, November 25, 1968, File 89-0127 Wilson, Robert, Buying Baja California, Costa Mesa Historical Society Archives; Arthur R. Vinsel, “Inglewood Solon Backs Baja Buy,” Costa Mesa Daily Pilot, November 1968, File 89-0127 Wilson, Robert, Buying Baja California, Costa Mesa Historical Society Archives.

2.

The total population of Orange County in 1960 was 703,925. In 1970, there were 1,420,386 residents. “Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990,” (Washington, DC: Population Division of the US Bureau of the Census), http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ca190090.txt, last modified March 27, 1995.

3.

Jerry Ruhlow, “We Have the Money: Costa Mesa Council Ask U.S. to Buy Baja,” Los Angeles Times, November 20, 1968, D1. The lone vote against the decision came from Councilman George Tucker, who argued that the addition of the peninsula would increase narcotic security requirements for the State of California.

4.

Jack Murphy, “Baja: The Other California,” Venture: The Traveler's World, June/July 1966, 115.

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