Murrieta, California (Images of America Series)

Murrieta, California (Images of America Series)

by Marvin Curran, Loretta Barnett, Rebecca Farnbach
     
 

In the 1870s, the Spaniard Juan Murrieta and his business partners found green pastures for their sheep in the Temecula Valley, where Native Americans had lived for centuries in southwestern Riverside County. The Spaniards owned 52,000 acres consisting of two Mexican land grants, the Temecula and Pauba Ranchos, until the partnership dissolved. Murrieta stayed on

Overview


In the 1870s, the Spaniard Juan Murrieta and his business partners found green pastures for their sheep in the Temecula Valley, where Native Americans had lived for centuries in southwestern Riverside County. The Spaniards owned 52,000 acres consisting of two Mexican land grants, the Temecula and Pauba Ranchos, until the partnership dissolved. Murrieta stayed on his 1,000-acre ranch until 1884, when he sold his land to a developer who named the new town site Murrietaville. Two years earlier, the Southern California Railroad opened a line into the Temecula Valley. In 1900, a girl named Hale Sykes was born. With her box camera, she documented the growing town as she saw it from her home in the Fountain House Hotel across the street from the Murrieta Train Depot. In the 21st century, the city of Murrieta numbered more than 85,000 residents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738546698
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/25/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,149,608
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author


Hale's son Marvin Curran shares the photographs of Murrieta in this book as he, Loretta Barnett, and Rebecca Farnbach interpret the stories the pictures tell. Barnett and Farnbach are coauthors of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America: Temecula. Proceeds from this book benefit the Heritage Room of the Murrieta City Library.

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