ORANGE COUNTY ALMANAC : Fullerton on Track
Fullerton, which was incorporated in 1904, was named in honor of George H. Fullerton, who successfully pushed for the Los Angeles-San Diego arm of the Santa Fe Railroad to come through the city.
During World War I, Fullerton was an important railroad shipping area. At one time it also boasted the world’s largest orange grove.
Source: “The Orange County Experience” by Louis Reichman and Gary Cardinale