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George Chaffey, Jr.

1848–1932

 
 
George Chaffey Jr. Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
1. George Chaffey Jr. Plaque
Inscription.

Man of Vision
Land, Water and Power
Father of
The Model Colony


Sponsored by
Upland Sister Cities Association.
Upland's Sister City
Mildura, Australia,
was founded by
George and W.B. Chaffey.

John Edward Svenson, FNSS
Sculptor

 
Erected by Upland Sister Cities Association.
 
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. Touch for map. Statue is in front of Upland City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 460 Euclid Avenue, Upland CA 91786, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bear Gulch (approx. 1.6 miles away); WCTU Fountain (approx. 2.3 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tapia Adobe Site (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Regarding George Chaffey, Jr.. Immigrant; Great Lakes ship designer; irrigation engineer; founder of the Etiwanda community and the Etiwanda Mutual Water Company;
George Chaffey Jr. Statue and Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
2. George Chaffey Jr. Statue and Plaque
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. Pioneer George Chaffey Jr. gave the civilization-sustaining gifts of community, water and power to Southern California, and made and lost a lot of money in the process.
 
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.)
George Chaffey Jr. Statue in Front of City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
3. George Chaffey Jr. Statue in Front of City Hall
As seen going north on Euclid.
 

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.) 
 
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Bronze Reliefs on Pedestal, Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
4. Bronze Reliefs on Pedestal, Right Side
Geneva Fastest Ship, 1879; Long Distance Telephone.
Bronze Reliefs on Pedestal, Back image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
5. Bronze Reliefs on Pedestal, Back
Chaffey College, 1898; Euclid Avenue, 1882.
Bronze Reliefs on Pedestal, Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
6. Bronze Reliefs on Pedestal, Left Side
Hydro Electric 1902; First RV 1920.
Closeup of Statue's Base, Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
7. Closeup of Statue's Base, Right Side
El Camino Real Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman
8. El Camino Real Bell Marker
This is at the corner of Arrow Hwy and Euclid Ave, just up the street maybe 50 yards.
El Camino Real (“The Royal Road”) Signpost image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman
9. El Camino Real (“The Royal Road”) Signpost
Close-up of El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman
10. Close-up of El Camino Real Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 5,147 times since then and 105 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.
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