Menifee Valley, California (Images of America Series)

Menifee Valley, California (Images of America Series)

by Elinor Martin, Betty Bouris
     
 


Menifee Valley lies 80 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County, halfway between the cities of Perris and Temecula. Settlers originally ventured into this isolated wilderness of sagebrush and live oaks to stake out mining claims, dig for gold, and plant wheat. Others came for the healthy climate. Homes were built miles apart, and newly constructed schools… See more details below

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Menifee Valley lies 80 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County, halfway between the cities of Perris and Temecula. Settlers originally ventured into this isolated wilderness of sagebrush and live oaks to stake out mining claims, dig for gold, and plant wheat. Others came for the healthy climate. Homes were built miles apart, and newly constructed schools became community focal points and information centers. Menifee Wilson, a native of Tennessee, staked several claims across this serene valley, and his name just never went away. Settlers bred horses, planted orchards, drilled wells, and served as trustees on school boards. Hunting rabbits, quail, and doves were popular, and picnics and fishing in ponds and seasonal streams became family affairs. In 1950, perhaps 100 families lived in the 50 square miles of Menifee Valley. Today this panorama of pastoral landscapes is home to 65,000 people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738531397
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/09/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,458,660
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.40(d)

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