Highland Area Historical Society

Highland Area Historical Society We foster an awareness of the history in the Highland area of San Bernardino County in Southern California at www.HighlandHistory.org
The Highland Area Historical Society was formed in 1980 to foster an awareness of the history in the Highland/East Highland area of San Bernardino County in Southern California, which includes the area bounded by Victoria Ave. on the west, the Santa Ana River Canyon on the east, the National Forest boundary on the north, and the Santa Ana River on the south.

Vintage Citrus Label's  🇺🇸 Happy Presidents Day
02/16/2020

Vintage Citrus Label's 🇺🇸 Happy Presidents Day

09/17/2019

Highland Area Historical Society meeting
Thursday September 26, 2019
7:00pm at the
Highland Senior Center
3102 Highland Ave.

Program: The Old Spanish Trail’s History and Importance to Southern California.

This year the Highland Area Historical Society has had a series of programs on “Passing Through the Cajon Pass”.

At the September 26 meeting Nancy Melendez, California Director of the Old Spanish Trail Association will be sharing the story of Lorenzo Trujillo and the 10 original families who walked from Abiquiu, New Mexico across the Old Spanish Trail in 1842. They settled in this area and formed the twin communities of Agua Mansa and La Placita de los Trujillos along the Santa Ana River in today’s Colton and Riverside area.

We will also learn about the Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery and the Old Spanish Trail event coming up Oct 5 and the National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) at the:

Highland Area Historical Society meeting
Thursday Sept. 26, 2019
7:00pm at the
Highland Senior Center
3102 Highland Ave.
Patton, CA 92369

Directions:
Highland Avenue to Patton Ave (the first signal light East of Victoria Ave). Go North on Patton Ave onto the grounds of the hospital, the first building on the right (East) is the Highland Senior Center, 3102 E. Highland Avenue. Go into the first driveway on the right (East) to the back of the building for parking and enter the building on the North side, up the ramp.

Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends.
There will be light refreshments following the meeting.
Our programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

www.HighlandHistory.org

1911  - The First National Orange Show at 4th & E Streets
08/22/2019

1911 - The First National Orange Show at 4th & E Streets

More photos from the Camp Cajon celebration
07/10/2019

More photos from the Camp Cajon celebration

100th anniversary celebration of Camp Cajon and unveiling of the new monument July 4, 2019It was a memorable ceremony.
07/10/2019

100th anniversary celebration of Camp Cajon and unveiling of the new monument July 4, 2019
It was a memorable ceremony.

Photos from Highland Area Historical Society's post
06/29/2019

Photos from Highland Area Historical Society's post

06/29/2019
Camp Cajon

Camp Cajon

In the original ceremony for the opening of Camp Cajon on July 4th, 1919, a bottle of "clear Cajon Creek water" was used to christen the monument at the camp's entrance. We plan to follow this tradition in the upcoming Camp Cajon Celebration by using a bottle of "clear Cajon Creek water" to christen the new monument. The water for the new christening was collected from Cajon Creek at the Swarthout Road crossing, just west of old Route 66.

Camp Cajon Monument nearly complete#CampCajon#WilliamBristol
06/23/2019

Camp Cajon Monument nearly complete
#CampCajon
#WilliamBristol

Highland Area Historical Society meeting Thursday May 23, 2019 7:00pm at the Highland Senior Center 3102 Highland Ave. M...
05/22/2019

Highland Area Historical Society meeting
Thursday May 23, 2019
7:00pm at the
Highland Senior Center
3102 Highland Ave.

Mark Landis will present a program on the history of the roads and trails through the Cajon Pass, and the famous Camp Cajon, a landmark rest stop built by Highland resident William Marion Bristol in 1919 to welcome weary motorists traveling into Southern California on Route 66, "America's Mother Road."

The program will chronicle the evolution of travel in the Cajon Pass from foot paths, to wagon roads, to today's modern freeway.

The program will also highlight the construction and opening of Camp Cajon which became nationally known as "the gateway to Southern California." The audience will be treated to historic photos and maps illustrating travel through the pass on National Old Trails Road which became Route 66 in 1926.

Details of an exciting new project to build a replica of the stone monument that greeted guests at the entrance to Camp Cajon will also be provided.

The new monument is being built near the former site of Camp Cajon, and the dedication ceremony is planned for July 4, 2019, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the camp’s opening in 1919.

For more information on THE PROJECT TO REBUILD THE CAMP CAJON MONUMENT visit the Camp Cajon page: Camp Cajon

Please plan to attend the Highland Area Historical Society meeting
Thursday May 23, 2019 and bring your family and friends.
There will be light refreshments following the meeting.
Everyone is welcome.
www.HighlandHistory.org

Remember when
05/14/2019

Remember when

2019 Trails Day to travel new trail
04/12/2019
2019 Trails Day to travel new trail

2019 Trails Day to travel new trail

“Take a hike. Hit the trails and see Highland.” That is this year’s theme for the 25th annual Community Trails Day. This event will be held 8 a.m. to 11

You like History ?  We love History !And who doesn't love a kitten in a top hat 🎩Come visit us at our next meeting  Marc...
03/22/2019

You like History ? We love History !
And who doesn't love a kitten in a top hat 🎩

Come visit us at our next meeting March 28th, 7:00pm at the Highland Senior Center

Speaker: Nick Cataldo on The Old Spanish Trail from Cajon Pass to La Placita de Los Trujillos
(The Trujillo Adobe in Riverside) and Agua Mansa.

Bring a friend

Www.highlandhistory.org

Happy Presidents Day
02/18/2019

Happy Presidents Day

01/16/2019

Highland Area Historical Society meeting
Thursday January 24, 2019
7:00pm at the
Highland Senior Center
3102 Highland Ave.

Program: By Gary Smith historian and researcher on Cajon Pass and Camp Cajon on:
Highlands Connection to Camp Cajon

The Highland Area Historical Society is planning a series of programs for 2019 with the theme of “Passing through Cajon Pass” where we will be looking at the vital roll the Cajon Pass has played in the history of Southern California, the Inland Empire and Highland.

Many current Highland area residents have personal memory’s or family stories of emigrating into the San Bernardino Valley through the Cajon Pass. 2019 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the opening of Camp Cajon, the brain child of Highland Resident William Bristol a renowned stone mason of the Way Up Ranch (formerly at Church Street and Highland Avenue)

On Thursday January 24, 2019 Garry will discuss the story of William Marion Bristol's founding of Camp Cajon, the history of the camp and the current effort to rebuild the landmark stone monument that stood at the entrance to Camp Cajon, the historic "Gateway to Southern California" built in 1919 by William Marion Bristol of East Highland.

For more information on THE PROJECT TO REBUILD THE CAMP CAJON MONUMENT visit the Camp Cajon page: Camp Cajon
Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends.
There will be light refreshments following the meeting.
Everyone is welcome.
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Reminder: Yearly Dues are for the calendar year - January 1st to December 31st.
Memberships are still $15 for individual or family and $75 for Sustaining Membership.
Memberships can either be paid at the meeting or mailed to:
Highland Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 353 Highland, CA 92346

For more information: www.highlandHistory.org

01/02/2019

Happy New Year!

CAMP CAJON  Sat Nov. 17, 2018 - 1 - 3 PM At the present-day site of Camp Cajon - located on Wagon Train Road, just east ...
11/16/2018

CAMP CAJON


Sat Nov. 17, 2018 - 1 - 3 PM
At the present-day site of Camp Cajon - located on Wagon Train Road,
just east of Interstate 15, and south of Highway 138, in the Cajon Pass.
It is approximately 1,000 feet south of the existing McDonald’s.

This meeting and fundraising event will be held to discuss the current progress of the Camp Cajon Monument Project, next steps, and to raise funds for the construction of the monument.

A group of local historical societies and history fans have joined forces to rebuild the landmark stone monument that stood at the entrance to Camp Cajon, the historic "Gateway to Southern California" built in 1919 by William Marion Bristol of East Highland.

Come to celebrate the kickoff of the 100th anniversary of the camp’s opening.
Bring your own seating and enjoy the presentations.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/173414490268407/ or

09/11/2018
09/11/2018
On this day in 1969
08/15/2018

On this day in 1969

Today is California Poppy Day!
04/06/2018

Today is California Poppy Day!

Happy St. Patrick's DaySome Vintage St. Patrick's Day Greetings
03/15/2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Some Vintage St. Patrick's Day Greetings

02/25/2018
Charcoal briquette Smudge Pot-Highland CA

Check out Paul Prado's video about smudge pots 🌳🍋

Discover Highland, California and its rich citrus history-smudge pots, farming tools, tree grafting and more

Come join us at the Citrus Harvest Festival Saturday March 24th from 10 am to 3:30 pm.  Drop by our booth and share your...
02/23/2018

Come join us at the Citrus Harvest Festival Saturday March 24th from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Drop by our booth and share your memories of Highland and see our selection of books for sale about Highland. See you there.

Join us at our next meetingMARCH 22, at the Highland Senior Center - 7:00pmBring a friend 😎
02/20/2018

Join us at our next meeting
MARCH 22, at the Highland Senior Center - 7:00pm
Bring a friend 😎

Have a wonderful Presidents Day weekend
02/18/2018

Have a wonderful Presidents Day weekend

Highland Area Historical Society meeting Thursday January 25, 20187:00pm at the Highland Senior Center 3102 Highland Ave...
01/18/2018

Highland Area Historical Society meeting
Thursday January 25, 2018
7:00pm at the
Highland Senior Center
3102 Highland Ave.
Patton, CA 92369

Program: John Mura on a Community Partnership Opportunity

As part of EVWD commitment to stewardship to the community John Mura, General Manager/CEO of East Valley Water District will share a PowerPoint that highlights an opportunity to preserve local history through the Sterling Natural Resource Center.

Mr. Mura will be introducing an effort that seeks to recognize important historical events and members of the community through the milestone celebrations of the project.

The Sterling Natural Resource Center will produce recycled water while creating a public center that will benefit local residents. This includes providing educational opportunities, a space for community functions and neighborhood enhancements.

Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends.
There will be light refreshments following the meeting.
Everyone is welcome.

www.HighlandHistory.org

Happy New Year from the Highland Area Historical Society
01/06/2018

Happy New Year from the Highland Area Historical Society

A Pictorial History of Highland, a beautiful hard cover book filled with photos of Highland in the years gone by.Books a...
11/14/2017

A Pictorial History of Highland, a beautiful hard cover book filled with photos of Highland in the years gone by.

Books are available to purchase at our upcoming meeting at the Highland Senior Center Nov.16 at 7:00pm. And at the Chamber of Commerce.

11/11/2017
11/09/2017

At the Thursday November 16th meeting of the Highland Area Historical Society, we will hear from our speaker Tom Hooker about his extensive research of how the Cram Family came from woods of Illinois to the area that would become Highland.

Tom will be sharing insights from the Journal of John Cleminson into the 1851 – 1858 wagon train trip across the wilds of the South West Desert and the rigors of the journey. The Crams arrived in San Diego by covered wagon in 1852, but it took until 1858 to work their way and wagons to Highland.

Please plan to attend and bring your family and friends.
There will be light refreshments following the meeting.
Everyone is welcome.

For more information:
www.HighlandHistory.org

Our booth at Discover Highland Night on Sat. October 28th.  We  had some historic kitchen gadgets that the kids enjoyed ...
11/06/2017

Our booth at Discover Highland Night on Sat. October 28th. We had some historic kitchen gadgets that the kids enjoyed using and reliving how much harder things were long ago.

Visit our website at www.highlandhistory.org

2015 Highland Area Historical Society Orange Show Booth
04/22/2015

2015 Highland Area Historical Society Orange Show Booth

The National Orange Show Fair
02/19/2015

The National Orange Show Fair

Save the date! April 22nd-26th. #Getsqueezed at the #Nationalorangeshow 100th annual fair!

Highland Area Historical Society meeting moved to                                   Thursday October 10th , 2013	Dear Me...
09/26/2013
Highland Area Historical Society Home Page

Highland Area Historical Society meeting moved to
Thursday October 10th , 2013

Dear Members and friends,
A serious conflict has arisen that affects our September 26th meeting.

The City of Highland has scheduled its Volunteer Recognition Dinner for that same night. Because so many of you are volunteers and wish to attend this dinner (previously always held on Friday)we have to change our meeting.

I am very sorry for any inconvenience. Please pass this on to any other members you may know.
Nancy Alexander
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Highland Area Historical Society meeting for
Thursday, Sept. 26
Moved to October 10th, 2013
7:00pm at the
Highland Senior Center
3102 Highland Ave. at the entrance to Patton.
PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION -

Are you smarter than a fourth grader?

At our September 26th October 10th, 2013 meeting we will be playing our version of a popular TV show!
The researchers’ at the Highland Area Historical Society have been hard at work developing resources to assist educators in Highland to teach local history. Fourth grade History–Social Science teachers are responsible for helping students learn the story of their home state.
As part of our “Home Town History – Local Schools Series” we are making available information on Highland’s history including topics tailored to the elementary schools including:
How did their school get its name?
How did the streets on the safe walking route get their names?
The names of the mountains they see around Highland and how they got their names.
Early inhabitants – including the Serrano Indians
Early explores to the Highland area.
Early industry – cattle, wheat and grains, fruits and drying plants, citrus, lumber and box plants.
Early notable people of highland
Currently we will make information available on the following schools:
Arroyo Verde Elementary School
Cole Elementary School
Cram Elementary School
Highland Grove Elementary School
Highland Pacific Elementary School
Oehl Elementary School
Thompson Elementary School
Warm Springs Elementary School
We will hold a good old fashioned cram session to learn what the fourth graders will be learning about Highland and then try our hand at a game show like quiz.
Come join us for the fun, we promise we won’t send anyone to detention!
As always our meetings are free and open to the public.

www.HighlandHistory.org

The Highland Area Historical Society was formed to foster an awareness of the history in the Highland/East Highland area of San Bernardino County in Southern California

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Highland, CA
92346-0353

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Meetings: 4th. Thursday of Jan, March, May, Sept, Nov. at 7:00 PM Meetings are held at the Highland Senior Center, 3102 E. Highland Avenue. Visit www.HighlandHistory.org for more information

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