“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Blythe, 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 (174) Imperial County, CA (51) Orange County, CA (390) San Bernardino County, CA (286) San Diego County, CA (348) La Paz County, AZ (33)  RiversideCounty(174) Riverside County (174)  ImperialCounty(51) Imperial County (51)  (390) Orange County (390)  SanBernardinoCounty(286) San Bernardino County (286)  SanDiegoCounty(348) San Diego County (348)  LaPazCountyArizona(33) La Paz County (33)
Riverside is the county seat for Riverside County
Blythe is in Riverside County
      Riverside County (174)  
      Imperial County (51)  
      Orange County (390)  
      San Bernardino County (286)  
      San Diego County (348)  
      La Paz County, Arizona (33)  
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1California (Riverside County), Blythe — 73 — 390th Bomb Group (H)Activated at Blythe Army Air Base
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
2California (Riverside County), Blythe — 948 — Blythe Intake
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
3California (Riverside County), Blythe — 127 — Desert Strike
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
4California (Riverside County), Blythe — 101 — Giant Desert Figures
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
5California (Riverside County), Blythe — Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam1957 – 2007
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
6California (Riverside County), Blythe — 49 — Taylor's Ferry
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
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7California (Riverside County), Blythe — 11 — Wiley Well
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
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Dec. 4, 2022