Fontana in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fontana Farms Company
Camp No. 1, Foreman's Ranch House
— In Operation, 1905-1941 —
National Register of Historic Places & Monuments, November 1, 1982.
State of California Point of Historical Interest No. SBR-093, 6-9-82.
Erected 1994 by Fontana Historical Society in Cooperation with L&B Video Productions. (Marker Number 93.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1868.
Location. 34° 5.582′ N, 117° 26.523′ W. Marker is in Fontana, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Pepper Avenue north of Merrill Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The front yard is enclosed with a wrought iron fence. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of U.S. Rabbit Experimental Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Isle House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Etiwanda School District (approx. 5.2 miles away); Johnston House & "Office" (approx. 5.2 miles away); Frost Brothers General Store (approx. 5.3 miles away); Agua Mansa Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); A Tribute to the Rich History of Wine Making in Rancho Cucamonga (approx. 5.8 miles away); Ellena/Regina Winery (Filippi Winery) (approx. 5.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Longtime Clampers and local historians, Ed & Don Rezes, borrowed the Billy Holcomb Chapter wooden forms for the concrete monument in order to assist the Fontana Historical Society in the creation of these two plaques. Although the National Register Plaque had been cased and dedicated on May 9, 1986, it was not permanently erected until 1994. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
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