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Riverside County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Riverside

Riverside County Historical Markers

Riverside County Churches
Mission Inn
Frank A. Miller (1857-1935) made the adobe bricks for a small 12-room guest house that he opened in 1876. Over the years he added to the building to c... [click for more]

Riverside County Historic Homes & Houses
Santa Rosa Rancho
Located on the Santa Rosa Plateau Preserve, the historical site of the Santa Rosa Rancho is a prime example of various historical phases of cattle ran... [click for more]

Site of Louis Rubidoux House
In 1844 Louis Rubidoux arrived in California with his family and, shortly thereafter, purchased the Jurupa Rancho. He became one of the most prosperou... [click for more]

Riverside County - General Interest
Butterfield Stage Station
Site of Butterfield Stage Station where mail was delivered and horses changed. The first stage carrying overland mail left Tipton, Missouri on Septemb... [click for more]

Carved Rock
The petroglyphs were carved by the Luiseņo Indians, their meaning is said to be: 'A chief died here. These are his plumes, his portrait, his sign, and... [click for more]

Cornelius and Mercedes Jenson Ranch
Danish sea captain Cornelius Jensen sailed to San Francisco during the Gold Rush to sell his cargo. In 1854 he settled in Agua Mansa, established a st... [click for more]

Corona Founders Monument
R. B. Taylor, George L. Joy, Samuel Merrill, A. S. Garretson, and Adolph Rimpau, after purchasing lands of La Sierra Rancho and El Temescal grant, fou... [click for more]

Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (established By Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) - Camp Coxcomb
Camp Coxcomb was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern desert to harden and train ... [click for more]

Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (established By Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) - Camp Granite
Camp Granite was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. See previous entry for full description. ... [click for more]

Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (established By Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) - Camp Young
The D.T.C. was established by Major General George S. Patton, Jr., in response to a need to train American combat troops for battle in North Africa du... [click for more]

Giant Desert Figures
Times of origin and meaning of these giant figures, the largest of which is 167 feet long and the smallest 95 feet, remain a mystery. There are three ... [click for more]

Hemet Maze Stone
This pictograph, representing a maze, is an outstanding example of the work of prehistoric peoples. It, with 5.75 acres of land, was donated to Rivers... [click for more]

Old Rubidoux Grist Mill
One of the first grist mills in this part of Southern California was built by Louis Rubidoux on the Rancho Jurupa in 1846-47. Then the only mill there... [click for more]

Old Temescal Road
This route was used by Luiseņo and Gabrieleno Indians, whose villages were nearby. Leandro Serrano established a home here in 1820. Jackson and Warner... [click for more]

Painted Rock
In tribute to the earliest record of any people in this region, the Santa Fe Railway has preserved this rock with its ancient pictograph, and the Comm... [click for more]

Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree
The tree was introduced into the United States from Bahia, Brazil, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1870. Twelve young trees were received and... [click for more]

Ramona Bowl, site of The Ramona Pageant
Within this valley was laid part of the scene, and here resided a number of the characters portrayed in Helen Hunt Jackson's historical novel, 'Ramona... [click for more]

Ruins Of Third Serrano Adobe
Don Leandro Serrano set out orchards and vineyards and cultivated some of the fertile lands of the Temescal Valley. In the 1840s he built his third ad... [click for more]

Chief Juan Antonio and his band of Cahuilla Indians helped white settlers in the San Bernardino area defend their property and livestock against outla... [click for more]

Serrano Boulder
As early as 1818, Don Leandro Serrano had cattle, sheep, cultivated land, and orchards in Temescal Valley. The boulder placed by residents of Temescal... [click for more]

Serrano Tanning Vats
Nearby, two vats were built in 1819 by the Luiseņo Indians under the direction of Leandro Serrano, first non-Indian settler in what is now Riverside C... [click for more]

Site of Blythe Intake
On July 17, 1877, Thomas Blythe, a San Francisco financier, filed the first legal claim for Colorado River water rights. Oliver Callaway planned a div... [click for more]

Site of Contractor’s General Hospital
In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractor's General Hospital six miles west of here. His modest facility successfully delivered health care to... [click for more]

Site of De Anza Camp, March 1774
On March 16, 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza, explorer and colonizer, led the first non-Indian explorers to cross the mountains into California through th... [click for more]

Site of Indian Village of Pochea
Pochea was one of a cluster of Indian villages forming the very large settlement of Pahsitnah, which extended along the ridge east and west of Ramona ... [click for more]

Soviet Transpolar Landing Site
Three miles west of this site, on July 14, 1937, three Soviet aviators completed a transpolar flight from Moscow in 62 hours, 17 minutes, establishing... [click for more]

de Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River, 1775 & 1776
On January 1, 1776, the first party of colonists to come overland to the Pacific Coast crossed the Santa Ana River south of this marker and camped bet... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009