RIVERSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Historical Journal

Welcome to the Journal of the Riverside Historical Society

The Riverside Historical Society publishes an annual journal dedicated to original research into the history of Riverside. The following links will take you to older editions of the journal.  The newest editions are available at Historcal Society meetings, and the newest journal is given to all active members.

Submission Criteria - The Riverside Historical Society is always looking for researched articles on any aspect of the history of Riverside.  If you have an interest in writing about Riverside's long and fascinating history, we encourage you to do so.  Please follow this link to download the submission criteria for the journal.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Volume 1

Number One February 1997- Ron Baker

  • John W. North and His Water Troubles – Tom Patterson

  • Health Seekers – Joan Hall

  • Letter from California, 1895 – Will Cunnison

  • Will Cunnison: A Life Lived in the Garden Township” – Ron Baker

Volume 2

Number Two February 1998 – William Swafford

  •  El Doctor – Christian Cicchetti

  •  Letter from Southern California, 1874

  •  The Southern California Fair – Robert J. Fitch

Volume 3

Number Three – February 1999 – William Swafford

  • Making Riverside Word: The Benefits of the WPA – Terry Baggs

  • Law Enforcement, Politics, and Prohibition – Alan Curl

  • Prohibition in a Dry Town – Joyce C. Vickery

  • Edmund Carrol Jaeger – Examining the Early Career of one of Southern California’s

  • Premier Naturalists – James Bryant & Vince Moses

Volume 4

Number Four – February 2000 – William Swafford

  • Rancho Boundaries – Tom Patterson

  • Benedict Castle: Riverside’s “Castle in Spain” – R. Bruce Harley

  • Changing Homes, Changing Lives: Transitions in the Delineation of Domestic Interior Space – Mary Bagne

  • Riverside’s Architectural Heritage – Daniel Tossounion

  • Golf and the Fallon Dynasty – Sarah Healton

Volume 5

Number Five – February 2001 – William Swafford

  • Sumi Harada – Tom Patterson

  • A Chinese American Perspective on Mrs. Bettner’s Letter – Deborah Wong

  • Our China Boys of Long Ago – Mrs. Robert Bettner

  • Fairmount Park Episode – Sue Strickland

  • Evans Letters – S.C. Evans

  • Relocation Evacuation – Mabel Zink

Volume 6

Number Six – February 2002 – William Swafford

  • Rediscovering Riverside’ Father: A Short Life of Dr. James Porter Greves – Ronald Baker

  • History of Riverside – Dr. James Porter Greves

  • San Timoteo and its Chapel, 1845-1945 – R. Bruce Harley

  • African Americans in Riverside – Sue Strickland

  • Death Valley Scotty Offers All That Glitters – Joan H. Hall

Volume 7

Number Seven – February 2003 – William Swafford

  • Riverside’s Historical Societies Centennial – Joan Hall

  • Reprint of 1908 Newspaper Story, “New Society of Historians”

  • An Early Riverside Suburb at La Placita – R. Bruce Harley

  • Victoria Club Centennial – 2003 – Joan Hall

  • Tragedy at Mockingbird Lake – John A. Adams

Volume 8

Number Eight – February 2004 – William Swafford

  • Two Catholic High Schools in Riverside: St. Francis De Sales & Notre Dame – R. Bruce Harley

  • Mary Elizabeth Darling – Isabelle Nelson

  • A Glimpse into the History of California Baptist University, Part One –

  • Michelle Healy & Lori Henson-Angulo

Volume 9

Number Nine – February 2005 – William Swafford

  • A Glimpse into the History of California Baptist University, Part Two – Michelle Healy & Lori Henson-Angulo

  • The Romance of the Rain Cross – Maurice Hodgen

  • The Octopus in the Orange Groves – Steve Lech

Volume 10

Vol 10 - 2006 Number Ten – February 2006 - William Swafford

  • Local DAR Chapter Celebrates Centennial – Joann Bevan

  • The City Busy the Mission Inn: A Personal Reminiscence – Robert Bowers

  • Sherman Institute: The Pride of Riverside – William Medina

  • Evergreen Cemetery – Justice John G. Gabbert

Volume 11

Number Eleven – February 2007 – William Swafford

  • Tom – Joan Hall

  • Aspects of Riverside’s Suburban Heritage – Casey Tibbet

  • Little Gom-Benn: Historic Archaeology from a Museum Perspective – Laura Bellow

  • The Washington Navel Orange – A.D. Shamel

Volume 12

Number Twelve – February 2008 – Steve Lech

  • In Memoriam – Robert J. Fitch – Laura Klure

  • Remembering Riverside – Margaret Griffin

  • Riverside – Susie Champney Clark

  • The Beginning of a Landmark – Maurice Hodgen

  • Riverside’s Bicentennial Grove – Steve Lech

Volume 13

Number Thirteen – February 2009 – Steve Lech

  • Anecdotes on Frank Miller and the Mount Rubidoux Easter Pilgrimages – Glenn Wenzel

  • A Brief History of Five-Points – Bill Bell and Casey Tibbet

  • The Judge and Mrs. Freeman – Kathleen Dever

Volume 14

Number Fourteen – February 2010 – Steve Lech

  • Clinton Marr, FAIA – Award-Winning Architect and Riverside Native – Casey Tibbet

  • Walter C. Banks – A Prominent Riverside Businessman and Park Commission President

  • Erin Gettis, Rudy Hardman and the Development of the Hardman Center Area – Kim

  • Jarrell Johnson, Ike Logan – The Bell Ringer of Mt. Rubidoux – Glenn Wenzel

Volume 15

Number Fifteen – February 2011 – Steve Lech

  • Benedict Castle Revisited – Joan Hall and Laura Klure

  • What Might Have Been – Glenn Wenzel

  • Ebay Purchase Brings Old Letters Back to Riverside – Kim Jarrell Johnson

  • Description of Riverside (1892) – Charles Dudley Warner

  • Casa Blanca’s Evans Street – Bill Wilkman

Volume 16

Number Sixteen – February 2012 – Glenn Wenzel & Laura Klure

  • The Right to Bare Libel – Mel Opotowsky

  • Riverside’s Mine Okubo – Mary Curtin

  • Stewarts Boathouse at Fairmount Park – Patricia Stewart

  • Reading the Sites: The Japanese-American Community in Riverside – Erin Gettis et al

  • Parks Family – Early Jurupa Pioneers – Kim Jarrell Johnson

  • Upton Sinclair in Riverside: Charting a Research Cul-di-Sac – Andrew Howe

Volume 17

Number Seventeen – February 2013 – Glenn Wenzel

  • The British Invade Riverside, 1943 – Sara Goodwins

  • Fire, Wind, and the Sells-Floto Circus – Aaron and Allison Maggs

  • US/TOGETHER: A History of Nosotros Fire Arts Workshop – Judith Auth

  • Little Sam 1848-1939 – Joan Hall

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