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

Johnston House & "Office"

 
 
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By Levi Gonzalez, December 31, 2019
1. Johnston House & "Office" Marker
Inscription.  Here stands the home of George F. and Jessica Johnston. The Johnstons were an early pioneer family in the Etiwanda community when they constructed the home in 1888. George Johnston established and cultivated vineyards around the home and became one of the state's most reputable growers of seedless table grapes. Working closely with the Department of Agriculture, George developed packaging and shipping methods which allowed the grapes to be shipped nationwide. The small "office" building served as a workshop where George ran and organized his business. Just south was the old packing house where George prepared his grapes for shipping. George Johnston was an active community member in early Etiwanda serving on the board of directors for the Etiwanda Fruit Company, the Home Telephone Company, the Water Company, Cypress Hall Association, and the local school board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 7.621′ N, 117° 31.424′ W. Marker is in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in San Bernardino
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By Craig Baker, June 12, 2020
2. Johnston House & Marker
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County. Marker is on Etiwanda Avenue 0.1 miles south of Victoria Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is right off the sidewalk in front of a white fence and directly across from Etiwanda Intermediate School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6998 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Etiwanda School District (within shouting distance of this marker); Frost Brothers General Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isle House (about 700 feet away); Ellena/Regina Winery (Filippi Winery) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Garrett & Co. Winery (Virginia Dare Winery) (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Tribute to the Rich History of Wine Making in Rancho Cucamonga (approx. 0.9 miles away); Etiwanda Grape Products Company Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Vintners Walk (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rancho Cucamonga.
 
Regarding Johnston House & "Office". The house is located on the same lot of a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California.   2. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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