Chino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Rancho Chino Adobe Site
Erected 1982 by The State Department of Parks in cooperation with the Chino Valley Historical Society, the Billy Holcomb Chapter of E Clampus Vitus and the San Bernadino County Museum. (Marker Number 942.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 59.388′ N, 117° 43.057′ W. Marker is in Chino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Eucalyptus Avenue near Pipeline Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the Chino Valley Fire Department Training Center (formally Chino Fire Station No. 2). From the interchange at SR-71 (Chino Valley Freeway) and SR-142 (Chino Hills Parkway) drive west on SR-142 for 0.3 miles and turn right onto Pipeline Avenue.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Battle of Chino (here, next to this marker); Yorba-Slaughter Adobe (approx. 4½ miles away); Cornerstone to Chino’s First Reservoir (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Home of Pomona College (approx. 5.1 miles away); Nine Young Pepper Trees (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mule Car (approx. 6.4 miles away); WCTU Fountain (approx. 6½ miles away); Adobe de Palomares (was approx. 7.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chino.
More about this marker. Several participants in the Battle of Chino who played significant roles in early California history were Jose Avila, Ramon Carillo, Louis Robidoux, Diego Sepulveda, Michael White, Isaac Williams, Benjamin Williams and the five Lugo brothers. In this battle one Californio was killed and several Americans were wounded. Later the rancho was a stop on the old Butterfield Stage route. Rancho Santa Ana del Chino was one of the best food producing ranches of the Mission San Gabriel.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American •
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