Wildomar, California (Images of America Series)

Overview

Wildomar is a semirural community located in an inland valley of Riverside County, about 60 miles northwest of San Diego. In 1886, the three founders of the town site cleverly coined its unique name from a combination of their own first names-WILliam Collier, DOnald Graham, and MARgaret Collier Graham. The community began to grow when settlers traveled by road and railroad into the area to farm the land and raise their families. Today Wildomar is a community of nearly 28,000 people. An independence movement ...

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Overview

Wildomar is a semirural community located in an inland valley of Riverside County, about 60 miles northwest of San Diego. In 1886, the three founders of the town site cleverly coined its unique name from a combination of their own first names-WILliam Collier, DOnald Graham, and MARgaret Collier Graham. The community began to grow when settlers traveled by road and railroad into the area to farm the land and raise their families. Today Wildomar is a community of nearly 28,000 people. An independence movement ultimately led to an application for cityhood, and on July 1, 2008, amidst fireworks and music, the city of Wildomar was officially born.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738570822
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/12/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 961,754
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Cashman is the founder and first president of the Wildomar Historical Society. His interest in history began with stories told by his aunt, who was the oral historian for the family. When he moved to the small community of Wildomar in 1978, he was determined to appreciate its unique story. A principal engineer for Parker Aerospace, he returned home every night to the more rural atmosphere of Wildomar, where he and his wife, Diane, built a house and raised five children. He was elected to the local school board in 1985 and in 2008 became the first mayor of the new City of Wildomar.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Pioneers and Speculators 9

2 Dryland Farming 29

3 Church, School, and Business 51

4 Ranches and Housing Tracts 97

5 The City of Wildomar 123

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