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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rancho Cucamonga, California
Location of Rancho Cucamonga, California
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| 1839: Cucamonga Rancho Winery (Thomas Vineyard Company Winery). California's oldest winery. Built some time after March 3, 1839 by Tiburcio Tapia. Construction began when Governor Juan B. Alvarado granted Rancho de Cucamonga to Tapia.
1882: . . . — — Map (db m151434) HM|
|Honoring All Who ServedDonald N. Clayton · Creighton Pat Walsh · Antonio Rodriguez · Henry A. Rollins · Floyd M. Keith · ☆WM F. Williams · Frank N. Van Fleet · Marvin G. Billings · Orval Keith · Harold G. Hamner · Norman H. Clayton · . . . — — Map (db m149887) WM|
Alta Loma Packing House
This area was once the site of several large citrus packing houses.
The citrus industry was a vital part of the economy of the area for 60 years. The first packing house in Alta Loma, organized . . . — — Map (db m149821) HM|
|In memory of
the California Pioneers.
Bear Gulch, the home of oso.
Father Font camped here
on his way to Monterey. — — Map (db m383) HM|
|A major blow to the Cucamonga Valley's expanding vineyards was the passage of The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1919, known simply as "Prohibition". This national ban on the production and sale, not to mention the consumption, of . . . — — Map (db m149467) HM|
|Originally the site of a Great Depression-Era housing camp. This 15 acre area served as a low escape risk camp for Italian prisoners of war between 1944 and 1946. Under the direction of the U.S. Army and local farmers, close to 500 Italian POWs were . . . — — Map (db m151257) HM|
|Originally the site of a Great Depression-Era housing camp. This 15 acre area served as a low escape risk camp for Italian prisoners of war between 1944 and 1946. Under the direction of the U.S. Army and local farmers, close to 500 Italian POWs were . . . — — Map (db m151258) HM|
|Built 1907 — — Map (db m149332) HM|
|The Cucamonga Service Station was built by Henry Klusman in 1915 on the State Route which would 10 years later, be designated as U.S. Route 66. This type and style of station is one of the few remaining that once numbered in the thousands and . . . — — Map (db m119923) HM|
|Established by Tiburcio Tapia, to whom the Cucamonga Rancho was granted March 3, 1839 by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado of Mexico. — — Map (db m149064) HM|
|This vineyard was founded by Wilford H. DeBerard, an early Rancho Cucamonga rancher. In 1910, Wilford built a house on this site and established vineyards. The family became instrumental in establishing the Cucamonga Pioneer Winery and served as a . . . — — Map (db m149763) HM|
|This land was once part of a large citrus ranch. This house was the home of Captain Peter A. Demens, a Russian nobleman who was instrumental in the development of the area. He was involved in bringing the railroad to Alta Loma. In addition, he was . . . — — Map (db m149094) HM|
|The "El Camino Real Bells" have long been in place since the early part of the last century to mark the original route of "El Camino Real" from San Diego to Sonoma in California. The El Camino Real, (Royal Highway or King's Highway), closely follows . . . — — Map (db m150315) HM|
|This is one of five wineries surviving out of 60 such operations which once dominated the cultural livelihood of the Cucamonga Valley. Winery cofounder John B. Ellena focused after 1949 on producing wine vinegar almost exclusively, and the Regina . . . — — Map (db m149493) HM|
| Built in the late teens, the Etiwanda Grape Products Company, owned by the Colombero Family, was a good example of the typical family-owned winery in the southern Etiwanda area. Beneath the small complex of buildings were tunnels where winemaking . . . — — Map (db m151433) HM|
|Established in 1883 at the corner of East Avenue and Baseline, amidst the grape vineyards and citrus groves, the Etiwanda School District started as a one-room wooden school building for grades one through twelve. The school district moved to the . . . — — Map (db m150466) HM|
|The post-war migration to Southern California from all parts of the country, when combined with other key factors, eroded the Cucamonga Valley viticulture industry irreparably. Starting in 1942 with Kaiser's mammoth steel plant in Fontana, which . . . — — Map (db m149468) HM|
|At this location stood The Frost Brothers General Store, purchased by George Frost in the mid 1890s. George Frost was a horticulturist, working for the Chaffey Brothers in the Etiwanda area after moving from Canada in 1882. One of Etiwanda's early . . . — — Map (db m150190) HM|
|This Victorian farm house was built in 1898 by Gerhardt (known as G.P.) Ledig, who managed one of the area's largest citrus ranches and was the first member of the prominent Ledig family to settle in what was then called Ioamosa. It was one of 5 . . . — — Map (db m150761) HM|
| The design of the winery was inspired by the Mission Inn in Riverside and built by John Klusman and M.E. Post in 1910. From 1912 to 1962, Garrett and Company produced wine, except during Prohibition, at which time Virginia Dare grape concentrate . . . — — Map (db m161080) HM|
|The enlarged vineyard of the Cucamonga Rancho in the 1860s, covering over 150 acres, set the standard for others who come to seek a living or a fortune in viticulture. After her husband, John Rains, was murdered in 1862, faced with mounting debts . . . — — Map (db m149461) HM|
|Born in 1859 in the Piemonte region of Italy, Secundo Guasti had been surrounded by vines and wines throughout his childhood. Coming to America in 1884, he assimilated into the Italian community in Los Angeles and soon began growing grapes there. . . . — — Map (db m149463) HM|
|Directly to your right are examples of the types of pavements used in California highway building during the early 1900s.
This road was originally part of the Old Spanish Trail, used by early California explorers and settlers as a stagecoach . . . — — Map (db m120642) HM|
|The Isle house origins date back to the founding of the Etiwanda Colony in the early 1880s by George and William Chaffey. George had been educated as an engineer, and his brother William had a background in agriculture. They formed a partnership . . . — — Map (db m149462) HM|
|Here stands the home of George F. and Jessica Johnston. The Johnstons were an early pioneer family in the Etiwanda community when they constructed the home in 1888. George Johnston established and cultivated vineyards around the home and became one . . . — — Map (db m150191) HM|
| The Magic Lamp Inn has been a dining tradition on Route 66 since 1955.
Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing. — — Map (db m158338) HM|
|This site sits at the base of the prominent Red Hill Landmark. The early historic importance of the property stems from its proximity to a reliable water source, Cucamonga Creek, and to its location on the major roadway between Los Angeles and San . . . — — Map (db m117911) HM|
|This monument marks the site of the northern portion of the carefully piled rocks that formed a massive dry wall built in 1913 when Jacob Schowalter cleared his land for lemon groves. The rock pile was 2,500 feet long and 5 to 15 feet high. This . . . — — Map (db m149819) HM|
|This monument marks the site of the northern portion of the carefully piled rocks that formed a massive dry wall built in 1913 when Jacob Schowalter cleared his land for lemon groves. The rock pile was 2,500 feet long and 5 to 15 feet high. This . . . — — Map (db m149820) HM|
|In 1839 Governor Juan Alvarado granted the 13,000-acre tract called Cucamonga to Tiburcio Tapia, an ex-soldier who was a prominent merchant and alcalde in Los Angeles. A half-mile west of this marker Tapia, employing Indian laborers, immediately . . . — — Map (db m149478) HM|
|The Cucamonga Valley's earliest grape vines required the efforts and labor of a wide range of people - Spanish padres, Native American Indians, rebels from the American South, and disgruntled gold seekers, to name a few. Tuburcio Tapia was awarded . . . — — Map (db m149460) HM|
|In the early part of this century, John B. Lafourcade established an extensive and elaborate wine-making and grape-handling business in an era marked by failed attempts at such endeavors in the Rochester/Cucamonga area. The story of Lafourcade . . . — — Map (db m149459) HM|
|In many ways the Masi family represents the fulfillment of the American Dream for the millions of immigrants who came to the country in the early decades of this century. Jennie Cassara married Sebastian Masi in 1937, fifteen years after Jennie and . . . — — Map (db m149472) HM|
|This Vintners Walk will take you through Cucamonga Valley's rich and important history. The story of our vintners heritage unfolds through beautiful illustrations, graphics, and sculptures. You will see how the Valley's grape and wine production has . . . — — Map (db m149492) HM|
| This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the Alta Loma High School Braves who gave their lives in the Vietnam War and honors all men and women who served during that war.
Steve Bowman Chuck Thomas Dan Carrasco Tom Teal Lenny Nyberg . . . — — Map (db m151186) WM|