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History of Chula Vista, California, USA

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Chula Vista, California, USA

Located just 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from downtown San Diego and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from the Mexican border in the South Bay region of the metropolitan area, the city is at the center of one of the richest economic and culturally diverse zones in the United States. Chula Vista is so named because of its scenic location between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills.

Founded in the early 19th century, fast population growth has recently been observed in the city. Located in the city is one of America's few year-round United States Olympic Training centers and popular tourist destinations include SleepTrain Amphitheatre, the Chula Vista marina, and the Living Coast Discovery Center, formerly known as the Chula Vista Nature Center.

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  • 1887 - Chula Vista
    The San Diego Land and Town Company developed lands of the Rancho de la Nación for new settlement. The town began as a five thousand acre development,...Read MORE...


  • 1888 - The 1888 completion of the Sweetwater Dam allowed for irrigation of Chula Vista farming lands. Chula Vista eventually became the largest lemon-growing center in the world for a period of time.

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  • 1911 - The citizens of Chula Vista voted to incorporate on October 17, 1911. The State approved in November.

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  • 1916 - In 1916, the Hercules Powder Company opened a 30-acre bayfront site, now known as Gunpowder point, which produced substances used to make cordite, a gun propellant used extensively by the British Armed Forces during World War I


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    Little Chapel of the Roses, Chula Vista, Calif.

    "This beautiful wedding Chapel is located in the rolling hills above Sweetwater Valley near Bonita approximately 3 miles E. of Chula Vista and 12 miles S.E. of San Diego. This Little Chapel is a... Read MORE...

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  • Chula Vista, California, USA
    Travelodge Rancho del Ray
    588 National Ave.
    Chula Vista, Calif.
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  • In 1944, the state of California attempted to seize land in Chula Vista owned by Kajiro Oyama, a legal Japanese resident who was then interned in Utah.
    Oyama was correctly charged with putting the property in his son Fred's name with the intent to evade the Alien Land Law because Fred was a native-bor...Read MORE...




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Little Chapel of the Roses, Chula Vista, Calif.

"This beautiful wedding Chapel is located in the rolling hills above Sweetwater Valley near Bonita approximately 3 miles E. of Chula Vista and 12 miles S.E. of San Diego. This Little Chapel is a... Read MORE...

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Chula Vista, California, USA
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Travelodge Rancho del Ray
588 National Ave.
Chula Vista, Calif.
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  • 1887 - Chula Vista
    The San Diego Land and Town Company developed lands of the Rancho de la Nación for new settlement. The town began as a five thousand acre... Read MORE...

  • 1888 - The 1888 completion of the Sweetwater Dam allowed for irrigation of Chula Vista farming lands. Chula Vista eventually became the largest lemon-growing center in the world for a period of time.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1911 - The citizens of Chula Vista voted to incorporate on October 17, 1911. The State approved in November.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1916 - In 1916, the Hercules Powder Company opened a 30-acre bayfront site, now known as Gunpowder point, which produced substances used to make cordite, a gun propellant used extensively by the British Armed Forces during World War I
  • In 1944, the state of California attempted to seize land in Chula Vista owned by Kajiro Oyama, a legal Japanese resident who was then interned in Utah.
    Oyama was correctly charged with putting the property in his son Fred's name with the intent to evade the Alien Land Law because Fred was a... Read MORE...

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