Mira Loma in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1993 by Riverside County Historical Commission, The Galleano Family Foundation, the Friends of the Winery and the Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 66.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 34° 0.659′ N, 117° 32.512′ W. Marker is in Mira Loma, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Wineville Avenue and Harrel Street, on the right when traveling south on Wineville Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Cantu-Galleano Ranch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4220 Wineville Avenue, Mira Loma CA 91752, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Guasti (approx. 4.7 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 6.3 miles away); Nine Young Pepper Trees (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mule Car (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cucamonga Service Station (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 7.3 miles away); WCTU Fountain (approx. 7.3 miles away); Olive Mill (approx. 7.7 miles away).
Regarding Galleano Winery. The property was originally homesteaded in 1885. Colonel Esteban Cantu acquired the property in 1895 and built the ranch house still standing today. The original name of the area, Wineville, was changed in 1930 to Mira Loma following the widespread sensational coverage of he "chicken-coop" murders in 1928. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
For details of the "chicken-coop" murders see:
Also see . . .
1. Colonel Esteban Cantu. (Submitted on December 30, 2011.)
2. Domenico Galleano. (Submitted on December 30, 2011.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on December 24, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.