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The April program of the Historical Society will be a slide show presentation by Tom Atchley encompasses the “History of the Mill Creek Zanja” for its entire twelve-mile length.   The presentation will take place in the Contemporary Clubhouse, 173 S. Eureka Street at 7 p.m. The...

Tom Atchley will be giving an armchair tour of the University Tract on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Contemporary Club house located at 173 Eureka Street. Historical and current slides will following the ownership of the land from Leland Stanford and Dr....

The Redlands Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the online publication of its Redlands Historical Timeline with Story Maps and Photos. The timeline was developed through extensive research by local historian Tom Atchley putting together a listing of dates from 1820 to the present...

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Brett Waterman’s quest to restore homes in the Redlands area for the DIY Network television program “Restored” is the topic for the April 23 Redlands Area Historical Society program at 7:00 p.m. in the Redlands Contemporary Club House at 173 S. Eureka Street. Waterman graduated from...

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The first school in Crafton was started in 1875 to educate Cahuilla Native Americans. The school was located on the south-west corner of Opal Avenue and the Mill Creek Zanja. The school building was an adobe home constructed by Lewis and John Cram in 1855....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Samuel and Elizabeth Simonds House 501 Walnut Avenue Many homes in the Residence Plat, near the Wissahickon Inn, were built at the turn of the century.  So, too, was the home we are visiting this month. Mr. and Mrs. Simonds arrived...

The Redlands Electric Light and Power Company led by Henry H. Sinclair, Henry Fisher and George H. Crafts made history in 1892 with the announcement of a power plant on Mill Creek to produce hydroelectric power using a three-phase system. Their first big contract customer...