All meetings of the Riverside Historical Society are from 12:00 to 1:30 in the downstairs conference room of the Riverside Medical Clinic.
7117 Brockton Avenue
Riverside CA 92506
We have a social hour from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm then a short meeting, followed by a presentation about some aspect of local history. Please feel welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy during the social hour. (The meeting room will have tables and a sink)
Meetings are held on the last Sunday in January, and then the first Sundays of April, June, October, and December (we are dark in the summer).
Questions? Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 28, 2018:
"Excursion Trains Through the Orange Groves"
In the early 1900s most of the railroads were enticing people with special fares to travel to the West Coast. To further accommodate the tourists special excursion trains were run from Los Angeles out through the orange groves to the Riverside area. Glenn Wenzel will speak and show pictures highlighting the “Kite Shaped Track” of the Santa Fe, the “Inside Track” of the Southern Pacific and the “Orange Belt Excursions” of the Salt Lake Route. All three lines traversed the region with excursions that had longer stops in Riverside and Redlands.
April 8, 2018: To be announced.
(Meeting moved from April 1 because of Easter)
Riverside Chinatown Circa 1903-1911
Orange Crate Label Circa 1930-1935
Southern Pacific Excursion Train in Riverside Orange Orchards
North Corner of 7th (University) and Main Street