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

William Newport Ranch

 
 
William Newport Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Menifee Valley Historical Association
1. William Newport Ranch Marker
Inscription.  William Newport emigrated from Chester, England in 1876 at age 20. In 1885 he purchased 2,000 acres in Menifee. By 1906 he was farming wheat on 15,000 acres. This is the approximate location of his house, barns, grain storage buildings and a ranch house for the 30 men he employed. Newport raised prized Berkshire hogs and owned 120 full-blooded horses.
 
Erected 2016 by Menifee Valley Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 33° 41.338′ N, 117° 11.811′ W. Marker is in Menifee, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Lazy Creek Road just west of Brookfield Drive, on the right when traveling west. Located at Lazy Creek Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26480 Lazy Creek Rd, Sun City CA 92586, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1890 Menifee School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kings Inn (approx. 1˝ miles away); James B. Ferrell Ranch (approx. 1.7 miles away);
William Newport Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
Menifee Valley Historical Association
2. William Newport Ranch Marker
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Hans Christensen Family (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kirkpatrick Family (approx. 2˝ miles away); Kittilson & Brown (approx. 2.8 miles away); Quail Valley Country Club (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fred McCall Family (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menifee.
 
Newport Ranch circa 1887 image. Click for full size.
Menifee Valley Historical Association
3. Newport Ranch circa 1887
Ranch and School Aerial View, 1967 image. Click for full size.
Menifee Valley Historical Association
4. Ranch and School Aerial View, 1967
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Nov. 28, 2021