Category Archives: History

Willie Boy: MURDERER

To some people, the romance of the Willie Boy saga can be seen as a modern love story, like Romeo and Juliet. Two people madly in love, leave the constraints of their lives to be free and enjoy life together forever, but the truth has a much darker side. Most people will focus on the […]

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Unmasking the Real Zorro

Through the years there have been many people to have claimed the title ” Zorro “, meaning fox, but who was the real man? The first to hold the name Zorro ( but that is disputed ), was William Lamport ( 1611-1659 ) or Don Guillén de Lampart (or Lombardo) y Guzmán, who was an […]

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Lost Bells of Santa Ysabel Ca.

             A piece of a missing mission bell, more than two centuries old, is back where it belongs, thanks to history sleuth Kathleen R. Frazee. Fascinated by the mystery of the missing bells of Santa Ysabel, an asistencia (or sub-mission) of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, Frazee, a staff member in the Center for […]

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Stage Ride Through Agua Dulce

Agua Dulce By Mary Hunter Austin (as Mary Austin) Harper’s Weekly | August 28, 1909, pp. 22-23. The Los Angeles Special got in so late that day that if the driver of the Mojave stage had not, from having once gone to school to me, acquired the habit of minding what I said, I should […]

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Salton Sea Salt Works

 Indian legends persisted of a lake forming every 50 to 100 years in the bottom of the Salton Sink. The source was a fickle river that in other floods flowed into the Gulf of California. The Indians knew about, and used the salt deposits, too. A pre-Columbian trail, used by Indians making the trek for […]

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Alllll Aboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALLLL ABOARD!!!! By John Grasson The Orange Empire Railway Museum, located in Perris Ca. is a fantastic place to spend the afternoon. They are located on a 90 acre site and host a collection of trains and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West.  With Yellow Cars from the L.A. Railway, Red Cars from Pacific […]

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Treasures of Corn Springs Ca.

  The history of Corn Springs goes back thousands of years, back to the first native inhabitants of the area. As you enter the canyon you will be greeted with rocks and boulders covered with Native petroglyphs that possibly go back thousands of years. Many of the petroglyphs are in what is called entopic forms, […]

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