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Temecula (Images of America Series) by Loretta Barnett, Rebecca Farnbach, The Vail Ranch Restoration Association, Staff of Vail Ranch Restoration Association

In the far southwest corner of Riverside County, a center of commerce grew in the 19th century near the junction of the Temecula and Murrieta Creeks. A stop along the Southern Emigrant Trail and Butterfield Stage route brought a few travelers to Temecula who liked the place and stayed. A cattle baron grazed his stock in the rich pastureland and dominated the economy until the mid-1960s, when an investor bought the land to build a planned community. Today Temecula is the home of over 90,000 people. Old Town Temecula celebrates its frontier past, and the Temecula Wine Country entices visitors to take a taste. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians operates a casino and resort near Rancho del Paisano, the former home of the author who created Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738530956
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,213,167
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

The Vail Ranch Restoration Association (VaRRA), an organization dedicated to the preservation of local history, collected the photos and information for this book from their archives. Co-authors Loretta Barnett and Rebecca Farnbach are on the board of directors of VaRRA and volunteer for the Temecula Valley Museum and the Temecula Valley Historical Society.

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Would like to reaad History about Mission Indians