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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Riverside County, California

Clickable Map of Riverside County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Riverside County, CA (183) Imperial County, CA (51) Orange County, CA (415) San Bernardino County, CA (299) San Diego County, CA (353) La Paz County, AZ (33)  RiversideCounty(183) Riverside County (183)  ImperialCounty(51) Imperial County (51)  (415) Orange County (415)  SanBernardinoCounty(299) San Bernardino County (299)  SanDiegoCounty(353) San Diego County (353)  LaPazCountyArizona(33) La Paz County (33)
Riverside is the county seat for Riverside County
Adjacent to Riverside County, California
      Imperial County (51)  
      Orange County (415)  
      San Bernardino County (299)  
      San Diego County (353)  
      La Paz County, Arizona (33)  
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1California, Riverside County, Aguanga — 052 — Cottonwood School
Near Cottonwood School Road east of Sage Road.
This building was erected in 1897, the school having served the area in three other locations since before 1870. When it was discontinued in 1975, it was the last functioning one-room schoolhouse in Riverside County. Reminiscent of rural . . . Map (db m158695) HM
2California, Riverside County, Aguanga — 15 — Jacob Bergman1832 - 1894
On Caprice Road north of California Route 79, on the right when traveling south.
Gracious Host. Station Keeper. Stage Driver. U.S. Trooper. "A house beside the road - A friend to man"Map (db m78595) HM
3California, Riverside County, Anza — 103 — De Anza CampSan Carlos Pass
Near Coyote Canyon Road at Mangalar Road.
On March 16, 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza, Indian fighter, explorer, and colonizer, led through this pass (named by him San Carlos) the first white explorers to cross the mountains into California. The party traveled from Tubac, Arizona, to Monterey, . . . Map (db m143392) HM
4California, Riverside County, Anza — 63 — Hamilton School, Anza
On Cahuilla Road (State Road 371) at Contreras Road on Cahuilla Road.
Until the 1880s, James Hamilton was among the very first homesteaders in the Cahuilla Plains or Hamilton Plains, now Anza, and was a highly respected pioneer who overcame many obstacles in his life, including prejudice. The Hamilton School District . . . Map (db m50709) HM
5California, Riverside County, Anza — 20 — Juan Diego Flats
On Juan Diego Flats Road, on the right when traveling east.
In this valley a conflict between the culture of the Indian and the white man resulted in the death of Juan Diego (Alessandro of the play Romona) by the hands of Sam Temple.Map (db m78591) HM
6California, Riverside County, Banning — 60 — Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse
On West Hays Street at North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on West Hays Street.
Built in 1915, the Banning Woman's Club Clubhouse is a frame building in the classical revival style with a plain entablature, simple doric columns, and palladian windows, as well as providing a meeting place for the woman's club, the socal and . . . Map (db m50710) HM
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7California, Riverside County, Beaumont — Beaumont Library DistrictCelebrating 100 Years of Service, 1911-2011
On 8th Street at California Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 8th Street.
January 1909: The Beaumont Woman's Club votes to work for the establishment of a library. March 11, 1909: The Club appoints a five-member committee to investigate the matter of opening a reading room. November 1909: The club . . . Map (db m175955) HM
8California, Riverside County, Beaumont — 749 — Saahatpa
Near Interstate 10,, 1.3 miles west of Oak Valley Parkway, on the right when traveling west.
Chief Juan Antonio and his band of Cahuilla Indians helped white settlers in the San Bernardino area defend their property and livestock against outlaws during the 1840s and 1850s. In late 1851, Juan Antonio, his warriors and their families, settled . . . Map (db m131558) HM
9California, Riverside County, Blythe — 73 — 390th Bomb Group (H)Activated at Blythe Army Air Base
Near Hobsonway Road, on the left when traveling east.
Blythe Army Air Base was constructed during 1942 to train heavy bomber crews. 127 officers and men recevied orders in February 1943, to form 4 squadrons of the 390th Bombardment Group (H). The 390th B-17s joined the 8th Air Force in England . . . Map (db m78572) HM
10California, Riverside County, Blythe — 948 — Blythe Intake
On U.S. 95 at milepost 10.5, on the right when traveling north.
On July 17, 1877, Thomas Blythe, a San Francisco financier, filed the first legal claim for Colorado River water rights. Oliver Callaway planned a diversion dam and canal which opened in 1877 to irrigate the Palo Verde Valley. This made possible the . . . Map (db m50678) HM
11California, Riverside County, Blythe — 127 — Desert Strike
On Midland Road, 10 miles north of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling north.
In May 1964, U.S. Strike Command (STRICOM) launched the largest military war game since World War II. Known as Joint Exercise Desert Strike, this two-week training exercise simulated a nuclear air and ground battle between the mythical governments . . . Map (db m78531) HM
12California, Riverside County, Blythe — 101 — Giant Desert Figures
On State Highway 95 at milepost 15.3, on the right when traveling north.
Times of origin and meaning of these giant figures, the largest 167 feet long, smallest 95 feet, remains a mystery. There are three figures, two of animals and a coiled serpent, and some interesting lines. [Panel #1] Blythe . . . Map (db m50992) HM
13California, Riverside County, Blythe — Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam1957 – 2007
Near U.S. 95 at milepost 10.5,, 0.2 miles east of U.S. 95.
Dedicated to the many pioneers that recognized the potential and value to our Valley of a gravity irrigation system, and the sacrifices made obtaining it. In particular, to honor the following three persons, whose contributions uniquely . . . Map (db m39444) HM
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14California, Riverside County, Blythe — 49 — Taylor's Ferry
On 38th Avenue, 1.5 miles east of South Neighbours Boulevard, in the median. Reported missing.
When Jim Taylor acquired his ferry in 1922, he had just completed his connecting, hand-made highway on both sides of the Colorado River. His plan to attract the Los Angeles to Phoenix traffic had faded with the continued success of the . . . Map (db m138178) HM
15California, Riverside County, Blythe — 11 — Wiley Well
Near Wiley Well Road, 0.1 miles north of Interstate 10.
A.P. Wiley, storekeeper and postmaster at Palo Verde, financed miners to prospect this area early in the1900s. He also financed the first well, approximately 9 miles southerly of here, it was used and maintained for years by prospectors and . . . Map (db m50671) HM
16California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — 33-barreled OrgansLeonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
The way Leonardo da Vinci saw it, the problem with cannons of the time was that they took far to long to load. His solution to that problem was to build multi-barreled guns that could be loaded and fired simultaneously. This idea forms the . . . Map (db m99299) HM
17California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — California-Arizona Maneuver AreaHeadquarters of General George Patton — 1942 —
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit.
Training troops in desert warfare in preparation for Operation "Torch." The invasion of German held North Africa. The world's largest military installation, training 60 divisions and more than one million soldiers.Map (db m99284) HM
18California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — 106 — Camp Young AirstripCamp Young - Headquarters — Desert Training Center California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
On Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Camp Young Airstrip was established at this site in March 1942 by order of General George S. Patton. It was used to provide Camp Young with supplies and other essential material. It supported air transportation for the command staff of the . . . Map (db m78550) HM
19California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — CannonsLeonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
It was in 1346 that the English first used cannons which, propelled by exploding gunpowder, fired stone balls. Despite this, progress in that area of military weaponry was not fast, and it was here Leonardo's particularly applied his thinking. This . . . Map (db m99298) HM
20California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — CatapultsLeonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
Near Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
The basic design of the catapult had been in use for hundreds of years before da Vinci embarked on improving it. He actually came up with different models. This particular design used a double leaf spring to produce an enormous amount of energy in . . . Map (db m99294) HM
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21California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — Coachella Valley RecipientsCongressional Medal of Honor Recipients — United States of America —
On Chiriaco Road.
“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty..” Colonel Mitchell Paige, U.S. Marine Corps, October 26, 1942 • Hospital Corpsman First Class Robert E. Bush, U.S. Navy, May 2, 1945 • . . . Map (db m108612) WM
22California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — 94 — Desert Training CenterCalifornia-Arizona Maneuver Area — Veterans Memorial —
On Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling west.
This monument is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Army who were trained here at the Desert Training Center during World War II.Map (db m78559) HM
23California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — 985 — Desert Training CenterCalifornia Arizona Maneuver Area
Near Chiriaco Road (Business Interstate 10) just north of Summit Road, on the left when traveling east.
The D.T.C was established by Major General George S. Patton Jr. in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa during World War II. The camp, which began operation in 1942 covered 18,000 square miles. It was the . . . Map (db m50700) HM
24California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — Romero PassBradshaw-Grant Pass
On Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
California-Arizona Route 1824 Map (db m99274) HM
25California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — Scythed ChariotsLeonardo da Vinci Weapons of War & Invention
On Chiriaco Road near Summit Road, on the right when traveling west.
There are several designs for horse-drawn scythed chariots among Leonardo's sketches. The first involved the use of four large scythes which were mounted in a manner similar to helicopter blades. Leonardo was a peaceable man who despised war, . . . Map (db m99297) HM
26California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — 992 — Site of Contractors General Hospital
On Chiriaco Road, 0.1 miles east of Summit Road, on the left when traveling east.
In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractors General Hospital thirteen miles east of here. This facility successfully delivered health care to Colorado River Aqueduct workers through an innovative prepaid insurance plan. Later, in association . . . Map (db m153949) HM
27California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — 113 — The Chiriaco Family
On Chiriaco Road, on the right when traveling east.
Joseph L. Chiriaco came to California from Alabama in 1925. His work as a surveyor for the Los Angeles Bureau of Water and Power and later for the Metropolitan Water District on the Colorado River aqueduct, begun in 1931, brought him to the desert . . . Map (db m78543) HM
28California, Riverside County, Chiriaco Summit — The Desert Training Center
Near Chiriaco Road north of Interstate 10, on the left when traveling east.
[This is a four sided monument displaying three different markers:] Front - Facing West: Desert Training Center * Camp Young * Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army, selected Camp Young as headquarters site for the Desert . . . Map (db m32139) HM
29California, Riverside County, Chuckwalla — 149 — 36th Evacuation Hospital (SM)
On Ragsdale Road east of Eagle Mountain Road, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
During the opening days of the World War II, more than 18,000 square miles of the Arizona and California desert were designated by the U.S. Army as a military training facility. The facility, conceived by General George Patton and referred to as the . . . Map (db m78512) HM
30California, Riverside County, Chuckwalla — 148 — Coxcomb Divisional CampCamp Coxcomb — Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
On California Route 177 at milepost 17 at Coxcomb Monument Road, on the left when traveling north on State Route 177. Reported missing.
Camp Coxcomb was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. It was one of fifteen such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World War II. The Desert Training Center . . . Map (db m78513) HM
31California, Riverside County, Chuckwalla — 87 — Shaver's Well
On Box Canyon Road, on the right.
Dedicated to the man behind the well John Shaver 1854 - 1935Map (db m78565) HM
32California, Riverside County, Chuckwalla — 53 — Young Divisional CampCamp Young Headquarters Desert Training Center — California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
On Cottonwood Springs Road at unknown dirt road, on the right when traveling north on Cottonwood Springs Road.
Camp Young, named after Lt. Gen. S.B.M. Young, the 1st Army Chief of Staff, was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States Troops for service to . . . Map (db m78581) HM
33California, Riverside County, Coachella — Veterans Remembrance MemorialCoachella Valley Cemetery
Near Avenue 52.
Wall of Honor These Stars are Dedicated to the Veterans of Riverside County who were awarded the Medal of Honor by the President of the United States. These Recipients performed with Valor and Heroism “Above and Beyond” the . . . Map (db m114707) WM
34California, Riverside County, Coachella — Water Trough
Near Orchard St at 6th St, on the left when traveling south.
This water trough was constructed on the Southern Pacific Railroad property along Cantaloup Avenue for watering teams of horses hauling cantaloupes and onions. It replaced a wooden trough on Front Street used in the early industry of shipping . . . Map (db m113032) HM
35California, Riverside County, Corona — 738 — Corona Founders
Near East 6th Street east of East Grand Boulevard, on the left when traveling east.
R. B. Taylor, George L. Joy, Samuel Merrill, A. S. Garretson, and Adolph Rimpau, having purchased lands of the La Sierra Rancho of Bernardo Yorba and the El Temescal Grant of Leandro Serrano on May 4, 1886, founded the citrus colony and town of . . . Map (db m82151) HM
36California, Riverside County, Corona — 12 — Corona Historic Preservation SocietyCorona Foothill Lemon Ranch — Historic Site #12 —
On West Foothill Parkway, 0.1 miles east of Highgrove Street, on the right when traveling east.
Established in 1911 by S.B. Hampton, this was the center of 2,000 acres of groves, the largest single lemon ranch in California. The remaining headquarters and surrounding buildings were converted to Corona Heritage Park & Museum Dec. 7, 2000 by a . . . Map (db m105188) HM
37California, Riverside County, Corona — Corona HistoryMagnolia Avenue Bridge
On Magnolia Avenue, 0.6 miles east of McKinley Street.
The Native Americans who lived in the vicinity of the Magnolia Bridge were hunters and gatherers. They relied on the Santa Ana River as a dependable water source and bathed frequently in the local hot springs. Excellent weavers, they . . . Map (db m177591) HM
38California, Riverside County, Corona — 638 — Old Temescal Road
On Temescal Canyon Road, 0.9 miles south of Interstate 15, on the right when traveling south.
This route was used by Luiseño and Gabrieleño Indians, whose villages were nearby. Leandro Serrano established a home here in 1820. Jackson and Warner traveled the road in 1831, and Frémont in 1848. It was the southern emigrant road for gold seekers . . . Map (db m82468) HM
39California, Riverside County, Corona — 186 — Serrano Tanning Vats
On Temescal Canyon Road near Interstate 15, on the right when traveling east.
Nearby, two vats were built in 1819 by the Luiseño Indians under the direction of Leandro Serrano, first non-Indian settler in what is now Riverside County. The vats were used in making leather from cow hides. In 1981 the vats were restored and . . . Map (db m50643) HM
40California, Riverside County, Corona — 188 — Site of Butterfield Stage Station
Near Pronio Circle.
Where mail was delivered, horses changed and passengers given rest and a meal. First stage carrying overland mail left Tipton, Missouri on Sept. 15, 1858 and, passing through Temescal arrived in Los Angeles onOct. 7, 1858. First dedicated by . . . Map (db m82155) HM
41California, Riverside County, Corona — 185 — Site of First House in Riverside CountySerrano Boulder
On Un-named Dirt Road south of Lawson Road, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
Built about 1824 by Leandro SerranoMap (db m143406) HM
42California, Riverside County, Corona — 224 — Site of Third Serrano Adobe
On Temescal Canyon Road near Interstate 15, on the right when traveling east.
Nearby, an adobe house was built about 1867. It was occupied until 1898 by Leandro Serrano's widow, Josefa. Under Spanish law, she owned the surrounding 20,000-acre Rancho Temescal; but her ownership was denied by the US Supreme Court.Map (db m50645) HM
43California, Riverside County, Corona — Tanning Vat
On Temescal Canyon Road near Interstate 15, on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1819 by Leonardo SerranoMap (db m51463) HM
44California, Riverside County, Desert Center — Barren or BountifulJoshua Tree National Park
On Cottonwood Springs Road.
It seems to me that the strangest and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparcity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life…with a generous gift of space for each herb and bush and tree, each stem . . . Map (db m92513) HM
45California, Riverside County, Desert Center — 14 — Corn Springs
On Corn Springs Road, on the right when traveling west.
Mortar holes and rock paintings mark this as a one time Indian habitation. Gold and silver prospectors found the spring flowing as late as the 1920s. One of them, Gus Lederer, gave up roving and became known as "Mayor of Corn Springs." He lived in a . . . Map (db m63887) HM
46California, Riverside County, Desert Center — 41 — Eagle Mountain Iron
Near Ragsdale Road west of Desert Center Rice Road (County Route 177), on the right when traveling east. Reported missing.
The Iron Chief, Black Eagle and other mines produced gold at Eagle Mountain between 1881 and 1900 from ores containing as much as 54 per cent iron. L.S. Barnes secured options and sold the mines to Southern Pacific Railroad in 1909. Kaiser Steel . . . Map (db m124247) HM
47California, Riverside County, Desert Center — 11 — Gus Lederer 1868-1932
On Corn Springs Road near Interstate 10, on the right when traveling west.
Prospector Burro Fancier Vegetable Gardener "Mayor of Corn Springs"Map (db m78596) HM
48California, Riverside County, Desert Center — Palen PassPalen Maneuver Area
On Rice Road (Route 177) at Coxcomb Monument Road, on the left when traveling south on Rice Road.
The Palen Pass Maneuver Area was the largest training zone within the Desert Training Center/California-Arizona Maneuver Area. Various exercises occurred, including the mock battles of Palen Pass and Southern California, which involved two Divisions . . . Map (db m172166) HM WM
49California, Riverside County, Desert Center — Where Are The Joshua Trees?Joshua Tree National Park
Near Pinto Basin Road.
A common question asked by visitors entering Joshua Tree National Park through the southern entrance is “Where are the Joshua trees?” Sometime the Mojave yucca, a close relative is mistaken, for a Joshua tree. The reality is that Joshua . . . Map (db m92514) HM
50California, Riverside County, Hemet — 1009 — "Ramona"
Near Ramona Bowl Road, on the right when traveling east.
Within this valley was laid part of the scene, and here resided a number of the characters portrayed in Helen Hunt Jackson's historical novel, "Ramona", which depicted life and presented the status of the Indians of many great ranchos in early . . . Map (db m50997) HM
51California, Riverside County, Hemet — 557 — Hemet Maze Stone
Near California Avenue, 2.5 miles north of Devonshire Avenue.
This pictograph, representing a maze, is an outstanding example of the work of prehistoric peoples. It, with 575 acres of land, was donated to Riverside County as a county park on April 16, 1955 by Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Miller.Map (db m50993) HM
52California, Riverside County, Hemet — 104 — Pochea Indian Village Site
On Ramona Bowl Road, on the right when traveling east.
Pochea was one of cluster of Indian villages forming the very large settlement of Pahsitna which extended along the ridge east and west of Ramona Bowl. Pahsitnah was thriving when the Spanish first passed by in 1774. A tragic story tells of the . . . Map (db m50668) HM
53California, Riverside County, Highgrove — 24 — Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant
On Iowa Avenue at Spring Street, on the right when traveling south on Iowa Avenue.
The first commercially significant hydroelectric plant in California, designed and built by Gustavus Olivio Newman, went into service here in 1888. Utilizing the flow of the Riverside Water Company Canal to produce about 225 kilowatts of power used . . . Map (db m50704) HM
54California, Riverside County, Indian Wells — Dwight David EisenhowerOctober 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969 — Early Years —
On California Route 111 east of El Dorado Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Dwight David Eisenhower, born on October 14, 1890, the third of six sons to a modest family in Denison, Texas, was raised in Abilene, Kansas. He excelled in baseball and football in high school. Eisenhower saw education as a way to better himself . . . Map (db m82137) HM WM
55California, Riverside County, Indian Wells — Eisenhower Mountain
Near California Route 111 at Eldorado Drive.
Eisenhower Mountain towers 1,952 feet above Eldorado Country Club, the oldest residential country club in Indian Wells, and the desert home of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. "Ike" and Mamie spent many winters beneath the peak, . . . Map (db m113069) HM
56California, Riverside County, Indian Wells — Eisenhower Walk of HonorMedal of Honor Memorial
On California Route 111 at Eldorado Dr, on the right when traveling west on State Route 111.
The Eisenhower Walk of Honor allows all of us to recall the debt of gratitude owed to ordinary people for extraordinary acts of patriotism and courage. Men and women doing their duty for their country, honorably and with integrity. This tribute . . . Map (db m114773) HM WM
57California, Riverside County, Indian Wells — Indian Wells
On California Route 111, 0.1 miles east of El Dorado Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Honoring the memory of the early Cahuillan Indian Clans who dug the Indian well 400 feet back of this monument, and the pioneer settlers, prospectors and stage line passengers who camped at the county well, located 50 feet back of this monument. The . . . Map (db m82466) HM
58California, Riverside County, Indio — 131 — 1909 Indio Schoolhouse
Near Deglet Noor Street north of Miles Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
This K-8 one room schoolhouse, once known as the Indio Public School, was the second school building to be erected in the area that is now Indio. Originally situated on the Southeast corner of Bliss and Fargo, it was later moved behind the original . . . Map (db m78528) HM
59California, Riverside County, Indio — 116 — Dr. June Robertson McCarroll
On Indio Boulevard east of Smurr Street, on the right when traveling south.
Dr. June Robertson McCarroll was born June 30, 1867 in the Adirondacks and began her medical career in Chicago. She left a promising practice for Indio in 1904. Becoming the sole practicing physician for the entire Coachella Valley. She traveled by . . . Map (db m78540) HM
60California, Riverside County, Indio — History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley
On Civic Center Mall at Fargo St, on the right when traveling east on Civic Center Mall.
The Coachella Valley's developing agricultural industry created a need for electric services. Substation were located next to cold storage houses, providing power to preserve the Valley's bountiful produce. In 1943, the Imperial Irrigation District . . . Map (db m113068) HM
61California, Riverside County, Indio — Jimmy Swaggart's "Date"
On Indio Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
On this date, Oct 11, 1991, Reverend Jimmy Swaggart picked up a "date" at Clark's Travel Center.Map (db m55139) HM
62California, Riverside County, Indio — 65 — Smiley Place
Near Miles Avenue at Daglet Noor Street, on the right when traveling west.
In 1926 Smiley Place was built by Dr. Harry W. Smiley. It served as the first medical office in Indio, as well as a residence for he and his wife, Frances. The Smiley's made significant contributions to the social and medical development of the . . . Map (db m50728) HM
63California, Riverside County, Indio — USS Liberty Tree - USN Captain William L. McGonagle
Near Miles Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
USS Liberty Tree May 1, 2004 this grand ole Cork Oak tree dedicated to honor all members of the Armed Forces. As a 50th commemoration of the Korean War 1950-1953, we honor the 5,720,000 Americans who served, the 33,651 killed in action, the . . . Map (db m142705) WM
64California, Riverside County, Lake Elsinore — Crescent Bath House
On Graham Avenue at Spring Street, on the right when traveling west on Graham Avenue.
Est. 1887. Presented by Valley of the Mist Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 2010. The Crescent Bath House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the . . . Map (db m178935) HM
65California, Riverside County, Lake Elsinore — RIV-87 — Methodist Episcopal Church
On Main Street at Heald Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Built 1923. Luiseño Chapter, NSDAR. Dedicated October 14, 2017. Riverside County Historical Landmark. Approved by the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors, October 4, 2011. Presented to the City of Lake Elsinore. . . . Map (db m178932) HM
66California, Riverside County, Lake Elsinore — Santa Fe Station — Lake Elsinore —
On Graham Avenue at Spring Street, on the left when traveling west on Graham Avenue.
Built 1896 by the Santa Fe Railroad Co. Luiseno Chapter, NSDAR, April 9, 2010.Map (db m178936) HM
67California, Riverside County, March Air Reserve Base — United States of America Medal Of Honor Memorial
On Nimitz Circle at Lemay Boulevard on Nimitz Circle.
...For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity at the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty...Map (db m72639) WM
68California, Riverside County, Mecca — 84 — The Salton Sea
Near State Park Road.
Once connected to the Gulf of California, waters within the Salton Basin extended nearly to Palm Springs. Because of deposits from the silt laden Colorado River, the north end of the gulf (now in Imperial County) was sealed off and Lake Cahuilla was . . . Map (db m78567) HM
69California, Riverside County, Menifee — 1890 Menifee School
On Bradley Road south of Newport Road, on the right when traveling south.
Built in 1890 on 1-1/2 acres of land donated by William Snoddy, the 2-classroom school joined a general store and blacksmith shop as the hub of the community. It served as an elementary and high school by day and civic meeting place at night . . . Map (db m176744) HM
70California, Riverside County, Menifee — 1918 Romoland School
On Ethanac Road at Matthews Road, on the left when traveling east on Ethanac Road.
The Romoland School was built at this location to serve children living in the Romoland and Homeland areas of the Perris Valley. Built in 1918 with a Spanish Mission architectural style, the school operated for 37 years until 1955. The original . . . Map (db m176504) HM
71California, Riverside County, Menifee — Fred McCall Family
On Nectarine Street at Trailhead Drive, on the left when traveling south on Nectarine Street.
Fred and Lelia McCall came from Colorado to California in 1924 and settled in Menifee with their children, Mildred, Lloyd and Floyd. They farmed 1,200 acres between Newport Road and McCall Blvd. Fred served on local government committees, . . . Map (db m176530) HM
72California, Riverside County, Menifee — Hans Christensen Family
On Craig Avenue east of Antelope Road, on the right when traveling east.
Hans Christensen senior, a native of Denmark, arrived in San Francisco in 1877. Unable to afford passenger fare, Hans made his way on foot to Los Angeles. In 1882, he homesteaded land in this location and began farming. In 1892, Hans senior . . . Map (db m176665) HM
73California, Riverside County, Menifee — James B. Ferrell Ranch
On Rattle Dance Way east of Lone Pine Drive, on the left when traveling east.
James B. Ferrell came to California in 1874 from Iowa. He arrived in the Menifee Valley in 1887 and homesteaded land later known as Audie Murphy Ranch. He had constructed a six-room house and barn by 1889. Ferrell farmed here and raised trotter . . . Map (db m176795) HM
74California, Riverside County, Menifee — Kings Inn
On Bradley Road, 0.1 miles south of Cherry Hills Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Del Webb's Kings Inn, an Old English motif motor hotel, provided lodging and meals for guests visiting Sun City in the early 1960's. Both the Inn and Webb's Sun City active retirement community were modeled after his first development in Sun . . . Map (db m176528) HM
75California, Riverside County, Menifee — Kirkpatrick Family
On Menifee Road at Reviere Drive, on the right when traveling south on Menifee Road.
Robert C. Kirkpatrick and his 4 sons traveled by railroad from Tennessee to California in 1876. The family learned that land in Menifee could be homesteaded, so each filed on 160 acres in this location. The oldest son, William, and his wife . . . Map (db m176532) HM
76California, Riverside County, Menifee — Kittilson & Brown
On Garbani Road east of Antelope Road, on the right when traveling east.
In the 1870's, Mr. Andrew Kittilson, a native of Norway lived in Los Angeles with his wife Myra. In 1882, they traveled to Menifee by horse-drawn wagon to homestead land. They filed on 160 acres plus an adjacent 160-acre timberculture claim. . . . Map (db m176668) HM
77California, Riverside County, Menifee — Motte Brothers
On California Route 74 at Autumn Winds Drive, on the left when traveling east on State Route 74.
Alphonse Motte and his brothers came to America from France in the late 1880's with an interest in sheep and agriculture. In the 1930's his oldest son John Victor partnered with brothers Frank and Charles to grow potatoes, onions, alfalfa and . . . Map (db m176512) HM
78California, Riverside County, Menifee — Quail Valley Country Club
On La Bertha Lane at Quail Place, on the left when traveling east on La Bertha Lane.
In 1891, Mr. Charles L. Cooper purchased 300 acres to be used as a game preserve for hunting quail, dove and rabbit. In the 1920's, a club house, tennis courts, stables and a large pool called “The Plunge” were added. In the 1940's, Cooper's son . . . Map (db m176826) HM
79California, Riverside County, Menifee — Walter Zeiders
On Zeiders Road, 0.3 miles south of Scott Road, on the right when traveling south.
Walter Zeiders came from Pennsylvania to California on a motorcycle in 1909 at the age of 23 with $17 cash. He worked as a ranch hand for William Newport. He married Frances Evans in 1913. They had three sons: Cecil, Leslie and Merle. Walter . . . Map (db m176715) HM
80California, Riverside County, Menifee — William Newport Ranch
On Lazy Creek Road just west of Brookfield Drive, on the right when traveling west.
William Newport emigrated from Chester, England in 1876 at age 20. In 1885 he purchased 2,000 acres in Menifee. By 1906 he was farming wheat on 15,000 acres. This is the approximate location of his house, barns, grain storage buildings and a . . . Map (db m178713) HM
81California, Riverside County, Mira Loma — 66 — Galleano Winery
On Wineville Avenue at Harrel Street, on the right when traveling south on Wineville Avenue.
The Galleano Winery is the oldest winemaking operation in Riverside County. In 1927 Domenico Galleano pruchased the ranch from Col. Esteban Cantu, Governor of Baja California (1915-1920), including this house which dates from the 1890s. The barn, . . . Map (db m50714) HM
82California, Riverside County, Mountain Center — 122 — Historic Lake Hemet Dam
On Pines to Palms Highway (California Route 74), on the right when traveling south.
Construction on Lake Hemet Dam began in 1891 and was completed four years later on October of 1895. It stood at 122.5 feet and was the largest solid masonry dam in the world. A title it held for sixteen years. Building of the dam itself was . . . Map (db m78534) HM
83California, Riverside County, Mountain Center — 132 — Kenworthy
On Pines to Palms Highway (California Route 74) north of Forest Route 6S13, on the right when traveling south.
Lured by the promise of rich gold ore in the nearby Tahquitz Mining District, Harold Kenworthy arrived in Hemet Valley (now Garner Valley) in 1896 to establish the mining town he called Kenworthy. It was a thriving community with a store, hotel, . . . Map (db m78527) HM
84California, Riverside County, Murrieta — 1005 — Santa Rosa Rancho
Near Tenaja Road near Clinton Kieth Road.
This historic site was granted by Governor Pio Pico to Juan Moreno in 1846. The rancho is a prime example of human history in Southern California. Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans occupied this area for over 6000 years and . . . Map (db m127950) HM
85California, Riverside County, North Shore — North Shore Beach & Yacht Club1958
On Sea View Drive at Marina Drive, on the right when traveling south on Sea View Drive.
This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Designed by architect Albert Frey, the building resembles a ship with its curved prow, second-story ‘bridge’, porthole . . . Map (db m131763) HM
86California, Riverside County, Palm Desert — Palm Desert Historical Society Vietnam War Memorial
On El Paseo, on the right when traveling east.
In Memoriam In Deep Appreciation of These Courageous Young Americans From the Coachella Valley Who Have Made the Supreme Sacrifice. Killed In Action Vietnam P.F.C. Dennis Read — Army Spl./4th Class, Edwarxd Angiano . . . Map (db m113335) WM
87California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — "Above and Beyond"Medal of Honor Recipients
Near South Palm Canyon Drive.
These stars are dedicated to five citizens of this community who were presented with the Medal of Honor by the President of the United States. Together, their fields of battle included World War II, Korea, Vietnam and service on the high . . . Map (db m206206) WM
88California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Anti-Aircraft SearchlightModel 1942-A
Near North Gene Autry Trail.
WW II searchlights formed part of a system of aircraft detection linking (a) locator device, (b) searchlights, and (c) antiaircraft (AAA) guns. The locators Sent electronic information to the lights and guns, which in turn tracked the target in . . . Map (db m206326) HM
89California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Bel Vista House
On East Tachevah Drive at North Calle Rolph, on the left when traveling east on East Tachevah Drive.
Bel Vista House Architect Albert Frey has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1946Map (db m192259) HM
90California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Charlie FarrellBronze created by Artist/Actor George Montgomery — Dedicated December 3, 1999 —
On Kirk Douglas Way, on the right when traveling south.
Hollywood screen and television star, Charlie Farrell, was Mayor of the City of Palm Springs from 1948-1958. While Mayor, he helped secure the return of the Airport to the City after World War II. He founded the Racquet Club with actor Ralph Bellamy . . . Map (db m206193) HM
91California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — 044 — Desert Inn — County of Riverside Historical Marker No. 044
On North Palm Canyon Drive (Business California Route 111) south of East Amado Drive, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
On this site in 1908, Nellie N. Coffman (1867-1950), husband Harry and two sons, George Roberson and Earl Coffman established a small health resort hotel, Desert Inn. Her ability, determination, and charm extended the resorts reputation and people . . . Map (db m113078) HM
92California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial
On North Gene Autry Trail, on the left when traveling north.
The Distinguished Flying Cross Authorized by Act of Congress 2 July, 1926 "Wall of Honor" Dedicated on November 11, 2004 Awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in the Armed Forces of the United States, . . . Map (db m206322) WM
93California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — HSPB-29 — Dr. Smith / Dr. Peppers Office
On North Palm Canyon Drive, on the right when traveling south.
This small Spanish Eclectic structure was the northernmost residence in the village of Palm Springs when it was built in the 1920s. As the city grew, there was an increasing need for community services, especially along "Main Street," and Dr. Smith . . . Map (db m82141) HM
94California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — HSPB-7 — Frances S. Stevens School
On North Palm Canyon Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Prescott T. Stevens, developer of the El Mirador Hotel, donated this site and the funds to build the Frances S. Stevens School, in memory of his wife and her interest in education. The first two rooms were completed in 1927. Katherine Finchy, who . . . Map (db m82139) HM
95California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — General Dynamic F-16 Fighting Falcon
On North Gene Autry Trail.
The F-16 is numerically the most important fighter int the Western worlds inventory. Developed for the US Air Force, it embodied lessons learned over Vietnam and was designed as an inexpensive and small version of the F-15. Since it possessed . . . Map (db m206404) HM
96California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — HSPB-26 — General Telephone Building
On North Palm Canyon Drive (Business California Route 111), on the right when traveling south.
This structure was built c. 1934 by the California Water & Telephone Company as a business office and switching center. It was purchased by General Telephone in 1967 and continued as a switching center until 1984. The structure is constructed of . . . Map (db m52738) HM
97California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Grumman A-6E Intruder
Near North Gene Autry Trail.
The United States Navy needed an all-weather carrier-based attack aircraft. The Douglas A-1 Skyraider did its job in the Korean War, but they desired a new aircraft with twin jet engines. The Grumman A 6 Intruder was introduced in 1963 and served as . . . Map (db m206437) HM
98California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — 50 — Hamrick HouseBuilt 1942
On West Chino Canyon Road east of Vista Drive, on the right when traveling east.
This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. This Mediterranean/Spanish Revival home was built by John and Fannie Hamrick and designed by John Porter Clark and . . . Map (db m206177) HM
99California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Heroic Veterans
Near North Palm Canyon Drive.
Dedicated to the Heroic veterans of Palm Springs who served that we live in freedomMap (db m206176) WM
100California, Riverside County, Palm Springs — Jewish War Veterans Memorial
On West Alejo Road, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to all American who offered their lives in support of freedom throughout the world. Dedicated February 24, 2003 by Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., LCDR Ben Dobris Post 750, Palm Springs. Donated By Wiefels & Son Funeral . . . Map (db m206278) WM

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