“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

The Wolf Store

The Wolf Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger
1. The Wolf Store Marker
Inscription.  This structure, one of the oldest surviving buildings in Riverdale County, was constructed in 1866 and served as a general store along the Southern Emigrant Trail and also as Temecula's post office from 1870 to 1882. Louis Wolf, the proprietor and the local justice of the peace, sometimes held court in this adobe. It was a stage stop for local routes through the 1880s.
Erected 2016 by Vail Ranch Restoration Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 33° 28.754′ N, 117° 5.871′ W. Marker is in Temecula, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Temecula Parkway east of Redhawk Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32115 Temecula Parkway, Temecula CA 92592, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Treaty of Temecula (a few steps from this marker); The Great Oak (approx. 2.6 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 3.1 miles away); Heart o' the Hills (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dripping Springs Watering Hole
The Wolf Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Klinger, June 13, 2019
2. The Wolf Store Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Mission San Antonio de Pala (approx. 8 miles away); La Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala (approx. 8.1 miles away); Santa Rosa Rancho (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temecula.
Regarding The Wolf Store. Louis Wolf was the first Jewish settler in Temecula. He was an active promoter and developer who was engaged in numerous business ventures. He married Ramona Place a woman of mixed cultural heritage including Native American. Helen Hunt Jackson lived with the Wolfs and is believed to have based her heroine in her popular culture romance novel Ramona upon Ramona Wolf. The novel had a major impact on American cultural understanding of the Native American experience.
Additional keywords. Jewish American history Butterfield Stage
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on June 17, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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