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Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Schowalter Rock Pile

City of Rancho Cucamonga Historical Point of Interest

 
 
Schowalter Rock Pile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Levi Gonzalez, May 8, 2020
1. Schowalter Rock Pile Marker
Inscription.  This monument marks the site of the northern portion of the carefully piled rocks that formed a massive dry wall built in 1913 when Jacob Schowalter cleared his land for lemon groves. The rock pile was 2,500 feet long and 5 to 15 feet high. This plaque memorialized the efforts and determination of agricultural pioneers of the citrus industry who first established the community of Alta Loma.
 
Erected 1991 by Sahama Development Company, INC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 34° 9.255′ N, 117° 34.941′ W. Marker is in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Hillside Road, 0.1 miles east of Hermosa Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located within a residential area across from a row of houses. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10195 Hillside Road, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Schowalter Rock Pile (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Demens-Tolstoy House (approx.
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By Levi Gonzalez, May 8, 2020
2. Schowalter Rock Pile Marker
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0.7 miles away); G.P. Ledig House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alta Loma Honor Roll (approx. 1.7 miles away); Alta Loma Packing House / Pacific Electric Railway (approx. 2.3 miles away); Vietnam Memorial Rose Garden (approx. 2.8 miles away); Cucamonga Rock Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Garrett & Co. Winery (Virginia Dare Winery) (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rancho Cucamonga.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker on the road just north of this one on Jacaranda Court (See Nearby Marker). A short dirt path connects them both.
The rock pile that the marker describes no longer exists.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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By Craig Baker, June 12, 2020
3. Schowalter Rock Pile Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California.   3. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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