Rubidoux in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Robidoux Grist Mill Site
Erected 1986 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus and West Riverside County Businessmen's Assoc. (Marker Number 51.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 59.715′ N, 117° 24.395′ W. Marker is in Rubidoux, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Molino Way and Fort Drive, on the right when traveling east on Molino Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5540 Molino Way, Riverside CA 92509, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Rubidoux (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mission Inn (approx. 2.1 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 2.4 miles away); Agua Mansa The First Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California (approx. 3.4 miles away); Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 4 miles away).
Regarding Robidoux Grist Mill Site. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 303 and Riverside County Historic Landmark No. 51
1. Louis Robidoux
Louis Robidoux had been a mountain man in the southwest before coming to California. He became one of the most prominent cattle ranchers in southern California as well as a local judge and Supervisor. Pieces claimed to be from the grist mill are built into the rock monument that holds the bronze plaque. Fort Drive is named for a small military post temporarily located here from 1852-1854.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
— Submitted December 30, 2011.
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