Yorba Linda Tip
Picture taken when Pat Nixon passed away. Admission to the library was free and open to all. The lines to get in were very long. There were lots of flowers and the turn out was very moving.
I also came when Richard Nixon passed away. Again, the lines were long, actually even longer. I couldn't get in the first day but made it in the second day. I was just amazed at all the people that turned out and lined the street leading to the Library when the news of Richard Nixon's passing was announced.
Take in Hilly Views-- Yorba Linda/Chino Hills
Yorba Linda is a city without much of what is considered "city". One feels close to the beauty of nature here, unlike what one sees in truly the most city of cities. Head east and north in YL and take in the lovely rugged hill views by Carbon Canyon Park and Chino Hills Park. (Chino Hills is a neighboring suburb that is equal to the charm of YL.
Yubert's Yorba Linda Page
Yorba Linda is mainly known as the home of The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace.
Also, Chino Hills State Park is adjacent to Yorba Linda. So I frequently come to this area to mountain bike at the park.
Here's a picture of the reflecting pool inside the grounds of the Richard Nixon Library.
Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
The Nixon Library is located in Yorba Linda, California. It is a fascinating journey through U.S. history, and the career of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. The library sits on the original eight and a half acre farm his family owned when they settled in Calfiornia. Among the exhibits and artifacts you can also visit the original farmhouse where Nixon was born. The farmhouse is decorated with original furniture and memoribilia actually owned by the Nixon family. The grounds are beautifully kept and there are magnificent roses and lush greenery everywhere. It is a great day trip from the greater Los Angeles or San Diego areas and any history buff will find it very enjoyable. For more information please click on: Nixon Library Information
This is the entrance to a dramatic gallery featuring President Nixon's achievements in foreign affairs. You'll see unique gifts from Chinesse and Russian leaders, and part of the Berlin Wall (pictured below).
Life-size statues of 10 world leaders including Charles DeGaule (France), Nikita Khrushchev (Russia), Winston Churchill (England), Golda Meir (Israel), Mao Tse-tung, and others. These statues are surrounded by more than 50 gifts from foreign nations. There is also a touch-screen monitor that presents biographical summaries and comments on each leader.
Richard Nixon's bulletproof Presidential Limousine. Other exhibits around this room include a moon rock, space suits and the telephone used to talk with Apollo XI astronauts.
The Twob's in standing in front of the original house where Nixon was born. The house was purchased by through a mail catalogue and built by Nixon's father in 1912.
Livingroom with original furniture. Fireplace was built by Nixon's father.
Bed on which Richard Nixon was born. On the bed is a friendship quilt which dates back to 1857. The signature of the woman who made it and the date are sewn into the quilt. Darker throw at foot of the bed dates back to 1837
Original piano Nixon first learned to play on.
Rear view of house. Plaque begins with the same quote that Nixon used to begin his memoirs, "I was born in a house my father built".
You'll pass by the beautiful Reflecting Pool along the way to the Memorial Garden and Birthplace.
California palm trees and a display of spectacular color and floral variety can be found in the First Lady's Garden.
Reflecting Pool with shot of Nixon's birthplace straight ahead.
Resting place of President and Mrs. Nixon. Located just a few steps away from the birthplace.