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History of El Cajon, California, USA

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El Cajon, California, USA

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El Cajon, Spanish for "the big box," was first recorded on September 10, 1821, as an alternative name for sitio rancho Santa Monica to describe the "boxed in" nature of the valley in which it sat. The name appeared on maps in 1873 and 1875, shortened to "Cajon," until the modern town developed in which the post office was named "Elcajon."

In 1905, the name was once again expanded to "El Cajon" under the insistence of California banker and historian, Zoeth Skinner Eldredge.

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  • 1895 - El Cajon
    El Cajon, êl kā-Hön', a post-village of San Diego co., Cal., in a beautiful valley of the same name, 15 miles N.E. of San Diego. It has a church, a...Read MORE...


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    Street Scene at El Cajon, San Diego Co., Cal.
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  • 1916
    Elcajon, a post-village of San Diego co., Cal., in a beautiful valley of the same name, and on the San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern R., 15 miles NE....Read MORE...


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  • 1895 - El Cajon
    El Cajon, êl kā-Hön', a post-village of San Diego co., Cal., in a beautiful valley of the same name, 15 miles N.E. of San Diego. It has a church, a... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Elcajon, a post-village of San Diego co., Cal., in a beautiful valley of the same name, and on the San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern R., 15 miles NE.... Read MORE...

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