Fontana (CA) (Images of America)

Fontana (CA) (Images of America)


The self-proclaimed "City of Innovation" has an outstanding culture of reinventing itself. contemporary Fontana was often called "Rancho de San Bernardino." the 1st recorded proprietor, Don Antonia Maria Lugo, handed the land right down to his sons, and in 1851, the Lugo brothers offered their stake to Mormon settlers, who quickly relocated to Utah. a variety of agricultural builders, together with A.B. Miller, observed strength within the land, altering its identify to "Fontana" from its previous railroad identify "Rosena." yet citrus and grain weren't the most exports for lengthy. in the course of global warfare II, town switched gears to develop into an business powerhouse as Southern California's best metal manufacturer. on the junction of Interstates 10 and 15, glossy Fontana is a crucial nexus of transportation and trade, with the mythical direction sixty six passing via its well-preserved downtown district and direction ninety nine via its southern boundary.

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