The historical chronology of California City begins in May 1958 when the first parcels of property were marketed. The man who envisioned this new city was Nat K. Mendelsohn, a dreamer and president of a corporation called the California City Development Company. Mendelsohn had been a sociology professor at Columbia University and had his finger in several other smaller scale developments. (click continue for more)
Thanks to the California City Historical Society for providing images and information on the history of California City.