05/30/21: Packing houses page updated with link to c1970 image of Olive Heights Citrus Association packing house, courtesy Fred Meyers.
05/27/21: Citizens and their homes and Olive School and Civic Center pages updated to include a link to the Ross A. McClintock photo compilation, images courtesy of Ross' daughter Julia.
05/11/21: 1892 -1957 timeline updated to include Orange County's first aviation fatality (May 9, 1913, Olive, CA).
04/10/21: Olive Garage page updated with Meyers Garage information and photo, and 1892 -1957 timeline updated to include Meyers Garage. First National Bank of Olive story updated with images provided by Fred Meyers. Tour of Olive: Section D updated to include Meyers Garage and circa 1916 First National Bank of Olive photos.
04/04/21: Olive School and Civic Center - 1910 class photo added which includes a picture of Fritz Meyers, father of Fred Meyers, site contributor.
03/31/21: Directory lists & homes page renamed Citizens and their homes, with image of Fritz Meyers added, courtesy of Fred Meyers.
03/30/21: Historical overview of Olive page updated with photos of 1887 Olive Heights Tract Map showing lots, and detail from this map showing the lot price list. Photos courtesy Fred Meyers, grandson of Henry C. Meyers.
03/28/21: Historical overview of Olive page updated with four new images of downtown Olive from c1920, c1928, and 2021 courtesy Gordon T. McClelland.
01/01/21: Tour of Olive: Section B revised to include "Peralta Hills" painting by Wayne La Com and map of Peralta Hills community from circa 1945.
05/24/20: Tour section now includes map images with some current street names for reference. 1958 - Present timeline updated with January 2020 entry.
04/25/20: Jim McCollum class photos added; accessible from Memories page.
03/31/20: 1958 - Present timeline and various images updated with more 2019 events, including the demolition of the Lakeside Professional Building.
12/31/19: In remembrance of historian and author Phil Brigandi and additions to 1958 - Present timeline.
07/11/19: Grove-ing adventures, about 1964 story by Gordon T. McClelland added to Memories sub-section
07/10/19: Fletcher Avenue area in the early 1960s to mid-1970s story by Gordon T. McClelland added to Memories sub-section
06/30/19: Section D and 1958 - Present timeline updated to include information about Olive Park and the Olive Pony Baseball team's Little League World Series championship title in 2017
06/30/19: Section C, 1892 -1957 timeline, and 1958 - Present timeline updated with information about the Carle Bros. Garage that was located below Olive Grammar School on Santa Ana Canyon Way (Orange-Olive Road)
06/25/19: Section C and 1958 - Present timeline updated with news about the removal of the brick border surrounding the base of the Old Santa Ana marker
05/26/19: Olive Blacksmith shop story updated, First National Bank of Olive story updated, and 1892 -1957 timeline and 1958 - Present timeline updated with new information for 1948 and 1958
03/02/19: Olive Station U.S. Post Office page updated
02/07/19: Section H updated with sites and photos
01/16/19: Section E updated with sites and photos
10/09/18: Memories sub-section added, with story When surf music came to Olive contributed by Gordon T. McClelland
09/26/18: Section D updated with sites and photos
09/24/18: Photos of 1961 fire added to Olive Volunteer Fire Department page
09/15/18: Harvey Garber and Mission Clay Products brick and pipe images added to Brick yard and tile company images page
08/30/18: Olive Blacksmith shop story added to Commerce section
08/23/18: Olive Garage story posted to Commerce section
08/19/18: Olive Volunteer Fire Department story posted, Tour of Olive: Section B and Section D updated with sites and photos
08/12/18: Updates on Olive Volunteer Fire Station building completion date in 1892 -1957 timeline, 1958 - Present timeline, and History of Olive 1900-1955
08/11/18: First National Bank of Olive story posted, Tour of Olive: Section D in progress
06/26/17: Tour of Olive: Section B completed with sites and photos. Section B - Santa Ana Canyon page added
05/21/17: 1892 -1957 timeline, 1958 - Present timeline, and Brick yard pages updated to include new information about Harvey Garber Brick Yards, Padre Tile Company, and Mission Clay Products Company
01/02/17: Brick yard page updated to include information about Harvey Garber's original brick yard at the site
12/29/16: Tour of Olive: Section A updated with sites and photos. Section A - Eisenhower Park page added
11/25/16: Tour of Olive: Section C updated with inclusion of Old Santa Ana marker and Lawrence Kokx cabbage shed / Action Recycling Center
11/14/16: Charles Parkman Taft, Olive's award-winning horticulturist and new map of St. James from 1888
09/17/16: 1958 - Present timeline updated with new information about the former Olive Hillside Groves and Lawrence Kokx packing house structures
07/30/16: 1958 - Present timeline and Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church page updated with new information about the church
12/11/15: Olive Assembly of God Church and 1958 - Present timeline pages updated with new information, including content and edits provided by Beverly Caruso. The Dillin Mill removed from Tour of Olive: Section C page.
11/30/14: Updated link to "Olive Through the Ages...now and then" Flickr photo collection. Fonts re-sized and minor maintenance enhancements made.
09/01/13: Consolidation of Olive Through the Ages and The Living Branch Web sites
07/07/13: Citrus Products, Inc. "Plus" brand canned citrus juice label - contributor: Tom Pulley
06/09/13: Directory lists and homes - Information about two resident homes added
06/09/13: Olive School and Civic Center - 1933 fifth and sixth grade class photo added
12/10/12: Late night meetings at the Olive Heights Citrus Association - by Gordon McClelland
12/10/12: How my citrus crate label collection began - revised story by Gordon McClelland
12/08/12: Central Milling Co. photo from circa 1922 added to Olive Milling Company story
12/03/12: Olive Hotel photo from circa 1888 replaced in Olive Hotel and Motel page
09/24/12: Olive Motel aerial photo from 1947 added in Olive Hotel and Motel page
08/22/12: Olive Road District map from circa 1912 to 1913 added in Historical overview
08/18/12: Web site redesign and reorganization for easier navigation
03/23/12: Olive Assembly of God Church page updated with new information
03/23/12: Presbyterian Church page updated with new information
03/22/12: Living Branch navigation enhanced; section pages added
03/17/12: St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School page updated with six images
03/12/12: Directory lists & homes page updated with Jonathan Watson home photo
12/31/11: Olive Milling Company page story addition
12/26/11: Lawrence Kokx packing house photo additions
12/26/11: Olive Motel new apartment building photo replacement
10/06/11: Olive Station U.S. Post Office page updated
09/05/11: Santa Ana River maps and images page updated with canal photos
08/08/11: Citrus crate labels page updated with Lawrence Kokx tomato label
08/08/11: Lawrence Kokx's biography page photo additions
05/22/11: Olive Motel story updated with photo of new apartment building being built
05/13/11: Lawrence Kokx packing house and yard photo additions
05/13/11: Olive Hillside Groves page modification
04/25/11: Olive Churches section posted
10/12/10: Olive Station U.S. Post Office page posted
09/26/10: Splash page and Main Menu pages added, as well as new banners
08/21/10: Olive Heights Hotel and Olive Motel page posted
08/02/10: Olive Milling Company page posted
06/27/10: Images migrated from Flickr to this Web site for easier maintenance
05/09/10: Site redesigned; Site Map page removed, combined into Contents page, Latest news page and link re-added back to site
05/02/10: Site relocated to current address at tripod.com
03/23/10: Santa Ana River history at Olive page posted
03/23/10: Santa Ana River maps and images page posted
12/12/09: Directory lists & homes page posted
12/10/09: The Dankers, pioneer ranchers in Olive page added
11/30/09: Latest News page removed; content can now be found on the home page. Links page added.
11/27/09: Olive boundaries page posted, changes to Table of contents listings
10/26/09: Site Map added
10/06/09: Historical descriptions page posted
10/06/09: Maps and images page posted
09/24/09: Louis Schorn, an entrepreneur in Olive page posted
09/15/09: Olive School and Civic Center page posted
06/11/09: Brick yard pages uploaded, changes to Table of contents listings
05/17/09: The Living Branch and Olive Through the Ages web sites moved from GeoCities to Tripod, due to GeoCities' impending closure some time this year. All pages were redesigned for this purpose.
04/16/09: Lawrence Kokx's biography page uploaded
04/08/09: Merlex Stucco owner Susan VerBurg's email and recent photos of the former Olive Hillside Groves plant uploaded
04/07/09: Lawrence Kokx packing house photos and 1945 article uploaded
03/28/09: Citrus industry stories and images page uploaded, as well as pages for Olive Heights Citrus Association packing houses in 1915 and 1960
03/18/09: Citrus packing houses page uploaded
02/23/09: Citrus crate labels page uploaded
02/22/09: Contents page built and uploaded
02/11/09: About this site content added to pages
02/10/09: The Living Branch site is launched, but is still under construction
02/09/09: The Living Branch home page is built as an offshoot from Olive Through the Ages