San Jacinto, California (Images of America Series)

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Many villages of native Luiseño Indians were originally located in San Jacinto Valley. When Spanish explorer Don Juan Baptista de Anza of Tubac, Arizona, passed through this area in 1774, he named it San Jacinto, which translates to St. Hyacinth. After Spain ceded the area to Mexico, the Estudillo family of San Diego received a land grant in 1842 that included the San Jacinto Valley, and the settling of immigrants from the east soon followed. The City of San Jacinto was= incorporated in 1888, but two major ...

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Overview

Many villages of native Luiseño Indians were originally located in San Jacinto Valley. When Spanish explorer Don Juan Baptista de Anza of Tubac, Arizona, passed through this area in 1774, he named it San Jacinto, which translates to St. Hyacinth. After Spain ceded the area to Mexico, the Estudillo family of San Diego received a land grant in 1842 that included the San Jacinto Valley, and the settling of immigrants from the east soon followed. The City of San Jacinto was= incorporated in 1888, but two major earthquakes in 1899 and 1918 destroyed all of its brick buildings, which were never again rebuilt. Agriculture crops were the main industry until the 1980s, when the housing boom began, and today San Jacinto is considered a desirable and progressive city to live in.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738558424
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/16/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 782,930
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Jack Warneke is a longtime resident of San Jacinto and retiree of the University of California, Riverside, where he was a staff research associate in agriculture. He is also a retired air force reserve pilot, having flown at March Air Reserve Base for 20 years. Jack is president of the San Jacinto Valley Museum Association. Coauthor Kenneth M. Holtzclaw is a longtime resident of Banning and author of previous Arcadia books.

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