Embrace the Past

1. Immerse yourself in the region’s history with a tour of local landmarks. Just north of Foothill Boulevard on Vineyard Avenue — otherwise known as Historic Route 66 — sits the historic John Rains House, which belonged to one of the area’s early founding families and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The home and grounds are open for tours Tuesdays through Saturdays.

2. Continue north to the Maloof Foundation Historic Residence and Garden, also in Rancho Cucamonga. This is the home and gardens of the late Sam Maloof, the master woodworking craftsman who has a chair in the Smithsonian Institution. Public tours are conducted on Thursdays and Saturdays.

3. Travel west to Euclid Avenue and Foothill in Upland to view the Madonna of the Trail statue, one of 12 replicas across the country that commemorate westward expansion. A half mile south on Euclid Avenue at Arrow Highway, in front of Upland’s Civic Center, stands the statue of George Chaffey, honoring the region’s founder.

4. A few blocks east, discover Historic Downtown Upland and the Cooper Regional History Museum, where revolving exhibits focus on native inhabitants of the region, as well as local history.

5. Finish the day with a bite out of history. Enjoy samples and a tour at the historic Graber Olive House in north Ontario, just a few miles from the Upland Museum. The Graber Olive House is the home of world famous Graber olives, grown and produced by the Graber family since 1894.

1. Immerse yourself in the region’s history with a tour of local landmarks. Just north of Foothill Boulevard on Vineyard Avenue — otherwise known as Historic Route 66 — sits the historic John Rains House, which belonged to one of the area’s early founding families and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The home and grounds are open for tours Tuesdays through Saturdays.

2. Continue north to the Maloof Foundation Historic Residence and Garden, also in Rancho Cucamonga. This is the home and gardens of the late Sam Maloof, the master woodworking craftsman who has a chair in the Smithsonian Institution. Public tours are conducted on Thursdays and Saturdays.

3. Travel west to Euclid Avenue and Foothill in Upland to view the Madonna of the Trail statue, one of 12 replicas across the country that commemorate westward expansion. A half mile south on Euclid Avenue at Arrow Highway, in front of Upland’s Civic Center, stands the statue of George Chaffey, honoring the region’s founder.

4. A few blocks east, discover Historic Downtown Upland and the Cooper Regional History Museum, where revolving exhibits focus on native inhabitants of the region, as well as local history.

5. Finish the day with a bite out of history. Enjoy samples and a tour at the historic Graber Olive House in north Ontario, just a few miles from the Upland Museum. The Graber Olive House is the home of world famous Graber olives, grown and produced by the Graber family since 1894.

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