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

Mount Rubidoux

 
 
Mount Rubidoux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman, March 12, 2010
1. Mount Rubidoux Marker
Inscription. With the backing of Southern Pacific Railroad magnate Henry E. Huntington, Mount Rubidoux was purchased by Frank Miller of the Mission Inn in 1906. In an attempt to beautify the mountain and to sell residential lots at its base, a road was built and vegetation planted, and a cross erected. The nation's first annual outdoor Easter sunrise service was initiated in 1909 and inspired similar programs across the country. The Peace Tower was built in 1925. Arthur Benton Architect.
 
Erected by Cultural Heritage Board, City of Riverside. (Marker Number No. 26.)
 
Location. 33° 59.155′ N, 117° 23.165′ W. Marker is in Riverside, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Rubidoux Drive and 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Mount Rubidoux Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 9th Street, Riverside CA 92501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission Inn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robidoux Grist Mill Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 1.8 miles away); The First Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California
Mount Rubidoux Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Mount Rubidoux Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance gate.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); Agua Mansa (approx. 3.1 miles away); Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 3.2 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
 
More about this marker. Most of the landmarks are located inside a pedestrian park. It is a 2.5 mile walk up a mountain to view them. Suggest comfortable shoes and bottled water.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
County Historical Marker #007 Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
3. County Historical Marker #007 Plaque
Mount Rubidoux
Atop this hill the outdoor Easter Sunrise Service tradition began in 1909. The founder of Riverside viewed arid land soon to become green. It is named for Louis Rubidoux, who raised cattle and colonized around it under Mexican and US flags. Upon it are many shrines and monuments such as the Peace Tower dedicated to Frank A. Miller.
Mount Rubidoux image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
4. Mount Rubidoux
The County Historical Marker No.7 Plaque is seen mounted on the rock at the top of the steps.
Peace Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
2017
5. Peace Tower Marker
Built 1925 in honor of Frank Augustus Miller in recognition of his constant promotion of world peace.
The Beginning of Civilization in California Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
6. The Beginning of Civilization in California Plaque

Fr. Junipero Serra
Apostle
Legislator
Builder

To commemorate his good
works this tablet is here
placed

Unveiled by
William Howard Taft Twenty seventh President
of the
United States October 12 AD 1909
View of cross at top of Mount Rubidoux image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
7. View of cross at top of Mount Rubidoux
View of the Peace Tower at the top of Mount Rubidoux image. Click for full size.
By Sharon N. Goodman
8. View of the Peace Tower at the top of Mount Rubidoux
Mount Rubidoux Old Post Card image. Click for full size.
circa 1920's
9. Mount Rubidoux Old Post Card
Summit of Rubidoux Mountain Riverside, California 5945 on the road of a thousand wonders. From the early 1920's in my grandfathers collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,488 times since then and 83 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on March 14, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   2. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on March 14, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   5. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6, 7, 8. submitted on March 14, 2010, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas.   9. submitted on February 19, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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