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Pomona in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Home of Pomona College

 
 
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By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
1. First Home of Pomona College Marker
Inscription. On this site, September 12, 1888, was held the first session of Pomona College.
 
Erected 1937 by Historical Society of Pomona Valley. (Marker Number 289.)
 
Location. 34° 3.29′ N, 117° 45.528′ W. Marker is in Pomona, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of White Street and Mission Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on White Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S White Street, Pomona CA 91766, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adobe de Palomares (was approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); La Cienega Mud Springs, Birthplace of San Dimas (was approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of the Battle of Chino (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rancho Chino Adobe Site
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By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
2. First Home of Pomona College Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Nine Young Pepper Trees (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Regarding First Home of Pomona College. Pomona College, incorporated October 14, 1887, held its first class in this small frame cottage on September 12, 1888. Those in attendance consisted of a mere handful of eager students, five faculty members, and the president, Professor Edwin C. Norton. Five months later, in January 1889, the college moved to an unfinished boom hotel on a plot of land in the town of Claremont.

 
Also see . . .  History of Pomona College. (Submitted on March 15, 2006.)
 
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By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
3. First Home of Pomona College
Today it is Angelo's Burgers. Marker can be seen across the street next to Angelo's.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 4,043 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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