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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Riverside, California

 
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1California (Riverside County), Riverside — 787 — De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River1775 and 1776
On January 1, 1776, the first party of colonists to come overland to the Pacific Coast crossed the Santa Ana River south of this marker and camped between here and the river. Recruited in the presidios of Sonora, Mexico, and led by Lt. Col. Juan . . . Map (db m50995) HM
2California (Riverside County), Riverside — 6 — First Congregational ChurchCounty of Riverside Historical Marker
Riverside's first church, organized in 1872. Combined community effort built its first structure at Sixth and Vine. Opened in 1873 and used also by cooperating faiths, a Gothic style building was opened on this site in 1887. This Spanish . . . Map (db m176378) HM
3California (Riverside County), Riverside — 23 — Harada House1884
This house was purchased in 1915 by local restaurant proprietor Jukichi Harada in the names of his three American-born minor children. It was remodeled and expanded to two stories in 1916. The question of legal ownership of this house resulted in . . . Map (db m154720) HM
4California (Riverside County), Riverside — 943 — Jensen-Alvarado Ranch
Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen sailed to San Francisco during the Gold Rush to sell his cargo. In 1854 he settled in Agua Mansa, established a store, and married Mercedes Alvarado, a descendant of a pioneer Californio family. The Jensens . . . Map (db m50685) HM
5California (Riverside County), Riverside — Lt Col Shunzo Kido
During the equestrian games of the 10th Olympiad, Lt Col Shunzo Kido turned aside from the prize to save his horse. He heard the low voice of mercy, not the loud acclaim of glory. 情は武士の道 . . . Map (db m147984) HM
6California (Riverside County), Riverside — 761 — Mission Inn
Frank A. Miller (1857-1935) made adobe bricks for a small 12 room guest house which he opened in 1876. Over the years by successive building additions he fulfilled his dream by recreating this early California Mission style setting of a hotel.Map (db m50994) HM
7California (Riverside County), Riverside — No. 26 — Mount Rubidoux
With the backing of Southern Pacific Railroad magnate Henry E. Huntington, Mount Rubidoux was purchased by Frank Miller of the Mission Inn in 1906. In an attempt to beautify the mountain and to sell residential lots at its base, a road was built and . . . Map (db m120431) HM
8California (Riverside County), Riverside — National POW MIA Memorial
We honor here the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of Americans held prisoner of war, and those still listed as Missing In Action since the time of the American Revolution. Some died from disease and starvation, some perished in death marches, . . . Map (db m54380) WM
9California (Riverside County), Riverside — 28 — Old City Hall1924
In 1923, voters approved a bond issue for Riverside to construct its first municipally-owned city hall. Constructed in the Spanish Colonial revival style, this structure served the city government until 1975. Sold by the city in 1976, the . . . Map (db m176381) HM
10California (Riverside County), Riverside — 20 — Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree
To honor Mrs. Eliza Tibbets, and to commend her good work in planting at Riverside in 1873 the First Washington Navel Orange Trees in California, native to Bahia Brazil, proved the most valuable fruit introduction yet made by the United . . . Map (db m154354) HM
11California (Riverside County), Riverside — 18 — Riverside Art Center and Museum1929
Originally constructed for the YWCA on land donated by Frank A. Miller. Designed in a Spanish Revival style by architect Julia Morgan. Purchased by the Riverside Art Association in 1966.Map (db m176365) HM
12California (Riverside County), Riverside — The First Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California
To Commemorate the introduction of the first Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California, brought to Riverside from Lakeland, Florida in 1890 by Twogood and Cutter, pioneer nurserymen, and to honor J.E. Cutter who planted here one of those first trees.Map (db m82144) HM
13California (Riverside County), Riverside — 9 — Trujillo Adobe
Within the building on this site stand the remaining walls of the Trujillo Adobe. The adobe was the center of La Placita de Los Trujillos, a village founded here in the 1860s. Many generations of the Trujillo family lived in the adobe. La Placita . . . Map (db m143382) HM
14California (Riverside County), Riverside — 3 — Universalist-Unitarian Church1891
Building designed in Norman Gothic style by architect A.C. Willard and constructed with Arizona sandstone by A.W.Boggs. The founding pastor was George H. Deere.Map (db m176383) HM
15California (Riverside County), Riverside — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to eulogize the sacrifices of American Veterans. It is to commemorate them, their comrades, their personal and emotional sacrifices, and to acknowledge those Americans who have lost loved ones in the service . . . Map (db m54379) HM
16California (Riverside County), Riverside — War Dog Memorial
. . . Map (db m54430) HM
 
 
Jan. 20, 2022