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Date: 02/11/19 18:05
SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: 2-10-2

Interesting history of the Santa Fe building west from San Bernardino:
https://www.dailybulletin.com/2019/02/11/this-early-ontario-upland-developer-stood-up-to-the-powerful-santa-fe-railroad-and-won/

That might explain the slight jog north the tracks take running west along 8th St before they get to Ontario/Upland.

2-10-2



Date: 02/11/19 19:20
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: GRNDMND

Interesting story, thanks for sharing as I no longer get the Daily Report, or any other for that matter. 

KC



Date: 02/12/19 00:22
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: ats90mph

From article:

One developer north of El Monte sold land adjacent to the San Gabriel River, boasting of the prosperity that steamboat travel up and down the river would soon bring the area.”


HA!



Date: 02/12/19 04:49
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: Lackawanna484

Jack Benny loved Azusa, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Bernardino. Used that expression frequently on the radio.

His announcer (Harry Von Zell?) Stretched it out to about 30 syllables.

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Date: 02/12/19 09:15
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: DNRY122

I think the station announcement was done by Mel Blanc, the "Man of a Thousand Voices".  The announcer for "real" announcements was Don Wilson.
 



Date: 02/12/19 11:20
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: Chico43

Harry Von Zell worked with Burns & Allen.



Date: 02/12/19 11:54
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: PHall

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Jack Benny loved Azusa, Rancho Cucamonga, and San
> Bernardino. Used that expression frequently on the
> radio.
>
> His announcer (Harry Von Zell?) Stretched it out
> to about 30 syllables.
>
> Posted from Android

Wasn't Rancho Cucamonga back then, that was a 1980s real estate developers thing.

 



Date: 02/12/19 12:32
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: johnsweetser

Lackawanna484 wrote:

> Jack Benny loved Azusa, Rancho Cucamonga, and San Bernardino.

The phrase was "Anaheim, Azusa and Cucamonga."

> Used that expression frequently on the radio.

Also his TV show.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/19 12:33 by johnsweetser.



Date: 02/12/19 14:07
Re: SoCal history - Ontario-Upland and the Santa Fe
Author: trackplanner

Thanks for posting, I always wondered why the tracks zigged and zagged on either end of Upland like that. 



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