Upland in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
George Chaffey, Jr.
Land, Water and Power
The Model Colony
Upland Sister Cities Association.
Upland's Sister City
was founded by
George and W.B. Chaffey.
John Edward Svenson, FNSS
Erected by Upland Sister Cities Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Education • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 34° 5.945′ N, 117° 39.051′ W. Marker is in Upland, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Euclid Avenue (California Route 83) south of Arrow Highway, on the right when traveling north. Statue is in front of Upland City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 460 Euclid Avenue, Upland CA 91786, 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. Upland Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Upland History Veterans' Monument Project (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio Hospital History (within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Armsley Square Historic District (approx. one mile away); College Park Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Olive Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upland.
Regarding George Chaffey, Jr.. Immigrant; Great Lakes ship designer; irrigation engineer; founder of the Etiwanda community and the Etiwanda Mutual Water Company; hydroelectric engineer, President of the Los Angeles Electric Company; first long distance telephone in California; designer of the cities of Ontario and Upland in California and Mildura in Victoria; teetotaler; water conservationist. He laid out 15-mile long, 200 feet wide Euclid Avenue (considered one of the most beautiful thoroughfares in the world); his brother William planted the trees on it. He is associated with the irrigation of the Colorado Desert and the transportation of Colorado River water to the Imperial Valley of California.
Also see . . .
1. George Chaffey, a Brief Biography. Page by Robert E. Ellingwood, Guest Curator, George Chaffey Exhibit, Museum of History and Art, Ontario, and Marie Boyd, Upland Public Library Foundation. On the Community Information site at Chaffey High School. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
2. Chronology of George Chaffey Jr.'s Life. Excerpt from the Etiwanda Historical Society Sesquicentennial Calendar. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
3. George Chaffey, Father of Irrigation. Biography from the Canada Heirloom Series pages on the Canada's Digital Collections site. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
4. The Chaffey Brothers. Audio Episode No. 594 in the Engines of Our Ingenuity Series, by John H. Lienhard. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
5. History of Ontario. City of Ontario in Southern California. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
6. George Chaffey: A lifetime of contributions. Book by Virginia Byrd on Amazon.com. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
7. The Old Mildura Homestead. from the “largest site on the Murray River in the World.” (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
8. George Chaffey Bridge over Murray River, Mildura. From the Roads and traffic Authority site, New South Wales. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
9. Chaffey Women Gravesite and Commemorative Garden. Photographs; names and dates of this Mildura, Victoria, historic site in Australia. (Submitted on March 14, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 5,469 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 13, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 3, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.