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It was in the first week of August, 1881 when George Chaffey, a Canadian engineer, viewed the wastes known as the Cucamonga Desert and decided that this patch of land, if properly watered, could become productive and profitable. George and his brother William bought the "San Antonio lands," 6,218 acres with water rights for $60,000. This was the nucleus of their new model colony. They subsequently expanded to the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks on the south. On the north, they took in the Kincaid Ranch at San Antonio Canyon, an all-important source of water.

The Ontario Colony lands were quickly surveyed and went on sale in November, 1882...

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  • 1895 - Ontario
    Ontario, a post-village of San Bernardino co, Cal, about 18 miles W. of San Bernardino. It is on the Southern Pacific Railroad. It has a bank,...Read MORE...


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    Euclid Avenue and Snow Capped Mountains, Ontario, Cal.
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  • 1906
    Ontario, a banking city of San Bernadino co., Cal., about 18 miles W. of San Bernadino, on the Southern Pacific R. Pop. in 1900, 722.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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  • News 1960 - BOB YEAKEL, 2 SONS DIE IN PLANE CRASH. AIRCRAFT HITS CAR, FREEWAY.
    Ontario, Calif. (UPI) - BOB YEAKEL, prominent Southern California businessman, and four other persons including two of YEAKELS' sons, were killed...Read MORE...




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  • 1895 - Ontario
    Ontario, a post-village of San Bernardino co, Cal, about 18 miles W. of San Bernardino. It is on the Southern Pacific Railroad. It has a bank,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Ontario, a banking city of San Bernadino co., Cal., about 18 miles W. of San Bernadino, on the Southern Pacific R. Pop. in 1900, 722.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1960 - BOB YEAKEL, 2 SONS DIE IN PLANE CRASH. AIRCRAFT HITS CAR, FREEWAY.
    Ontario, Calif. (UPI) - BOB YEAKEL, prominent Southern California businessman, and four other persons including two of YEAKELS' sons, were killed... Read MORE...

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