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Historical Map of San Jacinto, CA - 1886

The Town of San Jacinto, 1886

The town of San Jacinto emerged in the San Jacinto Valley in the mid-1800's. The town served the agricultural community that dominated the region. The early settlers in the area were cattle ranchers, but by the late 1800's the valley was covered in rich orchards of walnut and citrus trees.

Included are border illustrations of public buildings, businesses, and well-known residences of 1886.

Town booster states:

“The town of San Jacinto is in Great San Jacinto Valley, San Diego Co., Cal., twelve miles south of Beaumont (formerly San Gorgonio) on Southern Pacific RR., and sixteen miles east of Perris, on the California Southern RR. Daily stages meet trains both ways. Propositions for building a Branch Railroad to San Jacinto have been submitted, and its completion within a year is confidently expected. The San Jacinto Valley has the following advantages and resources: A fertile and varied soil, suitable for agriculture, fruit-raising or grazing, at prices from $15 to $100 per acre. Oranges and all semi-tropical fruits flourish. Amount of tillable lands, twelve miles square. Water in abundance, both mountain and artesian, seventy-six flowing wells at this date (October 1, 1886). Wood for fuel, $1.00 per cord; two thousand acres heavily timbered land in the valley. An inexhaustible supply of pine,cedar, oak and spruce on adjacent mountains, where are saw mills of 20,000 feet daily capacity. Planing mill, box factory and brickyards running. Brick sold at $6 to $7 per M. Limestone abundant. Two hot mineral springs renowned for curative properties, baths free to all. Altitude 1,500 feet. Air, pure, dry and light, valley sheltered by mountains from high winds, storms and fogs. All pulmonary, bronchial, asthmatic, catarrhal and rheumatic complaints are benefited and many chrinic cases permanently cured. A $12,000 brick schoolhouse of four rooms, graded; fine brick church; twenty brick blocks and buildings; first-class hotels. Settlement began two years ago (1884) and population is now over one thousand. All industrious, intelligent and law-abiding people looking for homes in Southern California, are cordially invited here.”


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