Riverside: A City with Historical Significance and Modern Appeal

Welcome to Riverside, a captivating blend of rich history, cultural vitality, and modern conveniences. Nestled in Southern California, Riverside is a bustling city that offers a quality lifestyle with its thriving arts scene, unique architecture, and breathtaking landscapes. It’s no surprise many individuals and families are considering moving here and exploring the city’s offerings. When planning your move, LA Moving Star, a local moving company, is here to provide seamless and stress-free moving services.

The History of Riverside: From the Old Days to the Modern Era

Early History

The Riverside area was home to Native Americans for thousands of years before European contact. The Cahuilla and Serrano tribes were some of the main inhabitants of the region, leading a life based on hunting and gathering and using local resources in a sustainable manner.

Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza was the head of an expedition through the area in 1774, but it wasn’t until after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821 that large tracts of land, called ranchos, began to be granted to settlers in the Riverside area. One such grant, Rancho Jurupa, was awarded to Juan Bandini in 1838.

American Period

After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), the region became part of the United States, and in 1850, California was admitted as the 31st state. The area of Riverside was initially part of San Diego County, but later, in 1853, it became part of the newly formed San Bernardino County.

The real development of Riverside started when a group of investors from the East Coast, led by John W. North, founded the city in 1870. They had a vision of creating a utopian society based on temperance, education, and hard work, and they were drawn to the area because of its potential for agriculture.

Citrus Era

In 1873, the first Washington Navel orange trees, a gift from the Brazilian government, were planted in Riverside by Eliza Tibbets. The trees thrived in Riverside’s warm, dry climate, and the citrus industry exploded. By the 1880s, Riverside was the wealthiest city per capita in the United States, thanks to its booming orange industry.

The citrus industry necessitated the development of a transportation network to move the fruit from the groves to the markets. Thus, in 1886, the Santa Fe Railroad reached Riverside, connecting it to markets in the East and boosting the city’s economy further.

20th Century Growth and Modern Era

Riverside continued to grow in the 20th century. It became a hub for military personnel during World War II, with the establishment of Camp Anza, a major staging area for troops. Post-war growth saw Riverside expand with the development of new housing tracts and the establishment of the University of California, Riverside in 1954.

In the late 20th and early 21st century, Riverside has grown into a significant economic and cultural center. It remains an important agricultural area, though not solely for citrus; today’s crops also include alfalfa, dairy, vegetables, and wine grapes.

Riverside is also a center of higher education, boasting several universities and colleges, and has become an important hub for the arts and culture, with multiple museums, theaters, and the famous Mission Inn.

The city’s commitment to preserving its unique history while embracing growth and diversity has helped Riverside evolve from a small farming community into the thriving, dynamic city it is today.



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00:03 28 Sep 23
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22:28 26 Sep 23
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20:56 24 Sep 23
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00:04 18 Sep 23
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00:10 02 Sep 23
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19:24 28 Aug 23
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23:30 27 Aug 23
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19:20 23 Aug 23
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18:30 10 Aug 23
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04:35 05 Aug 23
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01:12 02 Aug 23
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22:32 22 Jul 23
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Kevin LeeKevin Lee
23:15 20 Jul 23