By Costa Mesa Historical Society
3 rising groups from the partitioned Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana shaped the inconceivable commence for a urban that may ultimately proclaim itself the "City of the Arts." those farming communities--Fairview, Paularino, and Harper--attracted households and businesspeople. group leaders then took pragmatic steps to satisfy neighborhood wishes akin to faculties, church buildings, and a water offer. Harper's first land developer appealed to parents of modest capability by way of advertisements, "You! 5 Acres." by way of 1920, Harper wanted a broader id and a neighborhood businessman proposed a naming contest, supplying a $25 prize. "Costa Mesa," spotting the area's historical past and geography, reaped the gift. 8 years later, citizens handily defeated the town of Santa Ana's annexation try by means of a margin of 5 to at least one. the good melancholy, the 1933 lengthy seashore earthquake, and the 1938 Santa Ana River flood then besieged the fledgling group. Undaunted, Costa Mesa persisted to develop. by way of 1939, the degree were set for the postwar miracle that might turn into the fashionable urban of Costa Mesa.
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A nobility). man might create a perfect moral order with perfect moral freedom. From its first settlements. not only in Pilgrim Plymouth but in almost every colony. America has been a utopian experiment in achieving the Kingdom of God on eanh. Our Revolution was justified on these terms in 1776. Our history has been essentially the history of one long millenarian movement. Americans. in their cultural mythology. are God's chosen. leading the world to perfection. Every awakening has revived, revitalized.
Tawney summarized the ideological conflict between Anglicanism and Puritanism in Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926): If a philosophy of society is to be effective, it must be as mobile and realistic as the forces which it would control. The weakness of an attitude which met the onset of insurgent economic interests with a generalized appeal to traditional morality and an idealization of the past 27 The Puritan Awakening and the Culture Core [as the English king and bishops did) was only too obvious.
Tawney exaggerated somewhat, but in essence the philosophy of Puritanism did challenge not only the theology and polity of the Anglican Church but also its social theory. Englishmen, especially in the middling class. who prior to 1600 had little use for Puritanism. began to find that it had much to commend it. The ascendancy ofJames VI of Scotland to the throne of England in 1603 seemed to give the Puritan reformers the chance they had been waiting for. James had been raised in Scotland and was an ardent Calvinist theologian.
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