The Westminster Anaheim California area was established in 1870 as a Presbyterian colony. For many years farmers in that area refused to grow grapes because of its association with alcohol. Today Westminster is a booming city with a population of over 88,000 residents. Westminster is known for its Vietnamese population. In the 1970s Westminster became a refuge for those fleeing Vietnam and now the site where these refugees have settled is known as Little Saigon. Westminster California is landlocked, but is bordered by some towns located right on the beach. Seal Beach, Garden grove, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach are among it's neighbors. When in the Westminster Anaheim California area be sure to check out the memorial and final resting place for the victims of the Pan Am Tenerife Disaster. In the Sid Goldstein Freedom Park the city of Westminster has erected the Vietnam War memorial. It is located next next to the Westminster Civic center. The memorial was started in 1997 and wasn't completed until 2003. Other locations to visit include the Westminster Mall, the Liberty Skate Park and the Rose Gardens. Westminster is also home to some annual events including Summer Concerts in the Park at the Civic Center Sunken Gardens.
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