Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fontana in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fontana Farms Company

Camp No. 1, Foreman's Ranch House

 

—In Operation, 1905-1941 —

 
Fontana Farms Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
1. Fontana Farms Company Marker
Inscription. Joe McKamie alerted Fontana Historical Society about Camp. Ora Scott provided interest free loan of $10,000 and City of Fontana gave down payment of $3,000 to save house. Society acquired ownership title to house on November 22, 1978. Restoration performed thru donations and federal block grants from 1977 to 1980.
Listings:
National Register of Historic Places & Monuments
November 1, 1982
State of California Point of Historical Interest
No. SBR-093, 6-9-82

 
Erected 1994 by Fontana Historical Society in Cooperation with L&B Video Productions. (Marker Number 93.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.582′ N, 117° 26.523′ W. Marker is in Fontana, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pepper Avenue and Merrill Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The ranch and monument are on the east side of Pepper Avenue above Merrill Avenue. The front yard is enclosed with a wrought iron fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8863 Pepper Avenue, Fontana CA 92335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this
Fontana Farms Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
2. Fontana Farms Company Marker
Lower marker reads:
This monument
erected by
Billy Holcomb Chapter
of
E Clampus Vitus
marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of U.S. Rabbit Experimental Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Agua Mansa (approx. 5.8 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 7.1 miles away); Robidoux Grist Mill Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); Pioneer Women (approx. 7.7 miles away); Galleano Winery (approx. 8.1 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 8.1 miles away); Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Longtime Clampers and local historians, Ed & Don Rezes, borrowed the Billy Holcomb Chapter wooden forms for the concrete monument in order to assist the Fontana Historical Society in the creation of these two plaques. Although the National Register Plaque had been cased and dedicated on May 9, 1986, it was not permanently erected until 1994. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Fontana Farms Company image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
3. Fontana Farms Company
Fontana Farms Company image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
4. Fontana Farms Company
Fontana Farms Company image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 23, 2010
5. Fontana Farms Company
 
 
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 708 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement