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

Martinez Indian Agency

 
 
Martinez Indian Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 25, 2014
1. Martinez Indian Agency Marker
Inscription. Three structures here - a school, agency building and residence, are believed to be the oldest standing U.S. Indian Agency buildings in California. They were built about 1907 by the Martinez Agency, established in 1876. The first written record of the village was made by the Romero - Estudillo expedition of 1823, telling of well developed agriculture. The Bradshaw road was built through here in 1862.
 
Erected by Riverside County Historical Society. (Marker Number RIV-042.)
 
Location. 33° 33.759′ N, 116° 9.226′ W. Marker is in Thermal, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Martinez Rd south of 66th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thermal CA 92274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Water Trough (approx. 8.2 miles away); History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley (approx. 11.4 miles away); Dr. June Robertson McCarroll (approx. 11 miles away); Smiley Place (approx. 11.7 miles away); 1909 Indio Schoolhouse (was approx. 11.7 miles
Martinez Indian Agency residence image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 25, 2014
2. Martinez Indian Agency residence
away but has been reported missing. ); Jimmy Swaggart's "Date" (approx. 12.3 miles away); Eisenhower Mountain (approx. 15.3 miles away); Indian Wells (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Martinez Indian Agency. One of these historic structures, the one-room schoolhouse, was totally remodeled in recent years and looks like a brand new building. The hopeful goal for the Martinez Historical District is to obtain additional grants and private funding to renovate the other two buildings to their original condition.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Martinez Indian Agency building image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 25, 2014
3. Martinez Indian Agency building
Martinez Indian Agency Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 25, 2014
4. Martinez Indian Agency Marker
Martinez Indian Agency School image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen
5. Martinez Indian Agency School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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