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Mira Loma in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Galleano Winery

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
1. Galleano Winery Marker
Inscription. The Galleano Winery is the oldest winemaking operation in Riverside County. In 1927 Domenico Galleano pruchased the ranch from Col. Esteban Cantu, Governor of Baja California (1915-1920), including this house which dates from the 1890s. The barn, one of the last remainig examples of local barn raising, dates from the early 1900s. In 1933 Galleano, a winegrower from Italy, founded the winery following the repeal of prohibition. This family winery, at one time part of the 35,000-acre Cucamonga Viticultural Area, is the last of its kind in Riverside County, a working museum for future generations.
 
Erected 1993 by Riverside County Historical Commission, The Galleano Family Foundation, the Friends of the Winery and the Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 66.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.659′ N, 117° 32.512′ W. Marker is in Mira Loma, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Wineville Avenue and Harrel Street, on the right when traveling south on Wineville Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located at the Cantu-Galleano Ranch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4220 Wineville Avenue, Mira Loma CA 91752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
2. Galleano Winery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 6.3 miles away); Nine Young Pepper Trees (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mule Car (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cucamonga Service Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 7.3 miles away); WCTU Fountain (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cucamonga Winery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Tapia Adobe Site (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Galleano Winery. The property was originally homesteaded in 1885. Colonel Esteban Cantu acquired the property in 1895 and built the ranch house still standing today. The original name of the area, Wineville, was changed in 1930 to Mira Loma following the widespread sensational coverage of he "chicken-coop" murders in 1928. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway

For details of the "chicken-coop" murders see:
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/gordon_stewart_northcott/7.html
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonel Esteban Cantu. (Submitted on December 30, 2011.)
2. Domenico Galleano. (Submitted on December 30, 2011.)
 
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Galleano Winery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
3. Galleano Winery
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
5. Galleano Winery
Esteban Cantu House (ca 1890s) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
6. Esteban Cantu House (ca 1890s)
Galleano Winery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
7. Galleano Winery
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By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
8. Galleano Winery
 
 
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