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List table of the properties and districts listed on the California Historical Landmarks within Riverside County, southern California.

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Image Landmark name Location City or town Summary
Blythe Intake
948 Blythe Intake Palo Verde Dam
33°43′54″N 114°30′57″W / 33.731783°N 114.5158°W / 33.731783; -114.5158 (Blythe Intake)
Giant desert figures
101 Giant desert figures On Hwy 95
33°48′00″N 114°31′39″W / 33.799983°N 114.527567°W / 33.799983; -114.527567 (Giant desert figures)
Site of Louis Rubidoux House
102 Site of Louis Rubidoux House 5575 block, Mission Blvd.
33°59′49″N 117°24′22″W / 33.996818°N 117.406047°W / 33.996818; -117.406047 (Site of Louis Rubidoux House)
Temescal Butterfield stage station
188 Temescal Butterfield stage station 20730 Temescal Canyon Rd.
33°48′59″N 117°30′31″W / 33.816263888°N 117.50856111°W / 33.816263888; -117.50856111 (Temescal Butterfield stage station)
Temescal Valley The marker for the Temescal Butterfield Stage Station has since been removed, replaced during construction of a housing development or when Temescal Canyon Road was widened. The site now appears to be near where Breezy Meadow Lane intersects Temescal Canyon Road.
Carved Rock
187 Carved Rock
33°46′27″N 117°28′30″W / 33.774225°N 117.47509°W / 33.774225; -117.47509 (Carved Rock)
Temescal Valley The petroglyphs, were carved by the Luiseño Indians, their meaning is said to be: 'A chief died here. These are his plumes, his portrait, his sign, and the animals sacred to him.' The Luiseño Indians who lived in Temescal Valley belonged to the Shoshoean linguistic group. The rock has been damaged by vandals. It is located on the east side of Temescal Canyon, 8 miles (13 km) south of Corona.
992 Contractor's General Hospital Next to post office, Ragsdale Rd.
33°42′49″N 115°24′09″W / 33.713533°N 115.402633°W / 33.713533; -115.402633 (Contractor's General Hospital)
Desert Center
Corona Founders Monument
738 Corona Founders Monument Corona City Park
33°52′29″N 117°33′20″W / 33.874647°N 117.555653°W / 33.874647; -117.555653 (Corona Founders Monument)
de Anza crossing of the Santa Ana River, 1775 and 1776
787 de Anza crossing of the Santa Ana River, 1775 and 1776 Jurupa Hills Country Club Golf Course
33°58′33″N 117°26′28″W / 33.975917°N 117.441233°W / 33.975917; -117.441233 (de Anza crossing of the Santa Ana River, 1775 and 1776)
Jurupa Valley, Riverside The crossing occurred between what is now the cities of Riverside, on the southwest side of the river, and Jurupa Valley. A memorial to the crossing has been placed in the Martha McLean – Anza Narrows park in the city of Riverside.
Camp Coxcomb at Desert Training Center
985 Camp Coxcomb at Desert Training Center 18 miles north of I-10 on SR 177
33°54′30″N 115°14′53″W / 33.908333°N 115.248033°W / 33.908333; -115.248033 (Camp Coxcomb at Desert Training Center)
Coxcomb Mountains California–Arizona Maneuver Area – Camp Coxcomb
Camp Granite at Desert Training Center
985 Camp Granite at Desert Training Center on SR 62, 5.4 miles east of SR 177
34°04′50″N 115°07′59″W / 34.080467°N 115.133133°W / 34.080467; -115.133133 (Camp Granite at Desert Training Center)
Granite Mountains California–Arizona Maneuver Area – Camp Granite
Camp Young at the Desert Training Center
985 Camp Young at the Desert Training Center General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
33°39′42″N 115°43′20″W / 33.661667°N 115.722222°W / 33.661667; -115.722222 (Camp Young at the Desert Training Center)
Chiriaco Summit California–Arizona Maneuver Area – Camp Young
Hemet Maze Stone
557 Hemet Maze Stone Maze Stone Park
33°46′52″N 117°03′23″W / 33.781167°N 117.056367°W / 33.781167; -117.056367 (Hemet Maze Stone)
Jensen Alvarado Ranch
943 Jensen Alvarado Ranch 4350 Riverview Dr.
33°59′34″N 117°25′01″W / 33.992778°N 117.416944°W / 33.992778; -117.416944 (Jensen Alvarado Ranch)
Mission Inn
761 Mission Inn 3649 Mission Inn Ave.
33°59′00″N 117°22′22″W / 33.983222°N 117.37275°W / 33.983222; -117.37275 (Mission Inn)
Old Temescal Road
638 Old Temescal Road Old Hwy 71
33°45′56″N 117°29′12″W / 33.765609°N 117.486699°W / 33.765609; -117.486699 (Old Temescal Road)
Temescal Valley This route was first used by Luiseño and Gabrieleno Indians, whose villages were nearby. Leandro Serrano established a home here in 1820. Jackson and Warner traveled this route in 1831, and Frémont in 1848. It was the Southern Emigrant Trail for gold seekers in 1849 and other immigrants to California from then on. It was the Butterfield Overland Mail route from 1858 to 1861, part of the military road between Los Angeles and Fort Yuma from 1861 to 1866. From 1867 to 1877 it was again part of a stagecoach route between Los Angeles and Yuma, Arizona. With the advent of the automobile it was paved, becoming California State Route 71.
Painted Rock
190 Painted Rock From Temescal Canyon Rd, go 0.1 mi E on Dawson Canyon Rd, then go 0.1 mi NE on Gravel Pit Rd, then 0.2 mi S along railroad track berm, site is 50 ft W of berm
Temescal Valley In tribute to the earliest record of any people in this region, the Santa Fe Railway preserved this rock with its ancient pictograph, and the Committee of the Corona Women's Improvement Club placed a tablet marking the location 7 miles (11 km) south of Corona.
Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree
20 Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree City Park, SW corner of Magnolia and Arlington Avenues
33°56′46″N 117°24′06″W / 33.94615°N 117.401667°W / 33.94615; -117.401667 (Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree)
Pochea Indian village site
104 Pochea Indian village site Ramona Bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Road (S. Girard Street)
33°43′12″N 116°56′58″W / 33.7199°N 116.9494°W / 33.7199; -116.9494 (Pochea Indian village site)
Ramona Bowl
1009 Ramona Bowl 27400 Ramona Bowl Road (S. Girard Street)
33°43′11″N 116°56′58″W / 33.719633°N 116.949533°W / 33.719633; -116.949533 (Ramona Bowl)
Rancho Santa Rosa
1005 Rancho Santa Rosa 22115 Tenaja Rd.
33°33′N 117°16′W / 33.55°N 117.27°W / 33.55; -117.27 (Rancho Santa Rosa)
Rubidoux Grist Mill Site
303 Rubidoux Grist Mill Site 5540 Molina Way
33°59′43″N 117°24′24″W / 33.99525°N 117.406583°W / 33.99525; -117.406583 (Rubidoux Grist Mill Site)
749 Saahatpa Brookside Rest Area, W-bound I-10
33°57′29″N 117°01′10″W / 33.958027°N 117.019522°W / 33.958027; -117.019522 (Saahatpa)
Beaumont Chief Juan Antonio and his band of Cahuilla Indians helped Californio settlers in the San Bernardino area defend their property and livestock against outlaws and other tribal raiders during the 1840s and early 1850s. In late 1851, Juan Antonio, his warriors and their families, settled at nearby Saahatpa. During the winter of 1862–63, a smallpox epidemic swept through Southern California killing many Native Americans, including Juan Antonio and many of his people in Saahatpa. Cahuilla tradition asserts that the U.S. Government sent Army blankets that were contaminated with smallpox. After this disaster, Saahatpa was abandoned.
Serrano Boulder
185 Serrano Boulder From I-15, take Old Temescal Canyon Rd S 0.4 mi to Lawson Rd, then go W 0.2 mi to dirt rd, then S 0.1 mi to site
33°46′10″N 117°29′27″W / 33.769333°N 117.4909°W / 33.769333; -117.4909 (Serrano Boulder)
Temescal Valley Boulder marks the site of the first house in Riverside County, erected on the Rancho Temescal by Leandro Serrano about May 1824.
Serrano tanning vats
186 Serrano tanning vats I-15 & Temescal Valley Rd.
33°45′47″N 117°28′08″W / 33.76305°N 117.468833°W / 33.76305; -117.468833 (Serrano tanning vats)
Temescal Valley Two vats used in making leather from cow hides, built in 1819 by the Luiseño Indians under the direction of Leandro Serrano.
Site of the de Anza camp, March 1774
103 Site of the de Anza camp, March 1774 60901 Coyote Canyon Rd.
33°29′57″N 116°36′13″W / 33.499105°N 116.603694°W / 33.499105; -116.603694 (Site of the de Anza camp, March 1774)
Site of the Third Serrano Adobe
224 Site of the Third Serrano Adobe NE corner of I-15 and Old Temescal Road
33°46′40″N 117°29′10″W / 33.7779°N 117.486°W / 33.7779; -117.486 (Site of the Third Serrano Adobe)
Temescal Valley Leandro Serrano set out orchards and vineyards and cultivated some of the fertile lands of the Temescal Valley. In the 1840s he built his third adobe on the Rancho Temescal, which the Serrano family occupied until 1898.
Soviet 1937 transpolar flight landing site
989 Soviet 1937 transpolar flight landing site Cottonwood and Sanderson Streets
33°46′56″N 116°57′33″W / 33.782183°N 116.95925°W / 33.782183; -116.95925 (Soviet 1937 transpolar flight landing site)
San Jacinto A record-distance non-stop flight between 12 and 14 July 1937 via the North Pole, started at Moscow, covered 11,500 kilometres (7,100 mi) in 62 hours and 17 minutes and ended in a dairy pasture outside of San Jacinto, California, after the crew had encountered fog conditions in San Diego
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