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Wildomar is a semirural community located in an inland valley of Riverside County, about 60 miles northwest of San Diego. In 1886, the three founders of the town site cleverly coined its unique name from a combination of their own first names—WILliam Collier, DOnald Graham, and MARgaret Collier Graham. The community began to grow when settlers traveled by road and railroad into the area to farm the land and raise their families. Today Wildomar is a community of nearly 28,000 people. An independence movement ultimately led to an application for cityhood, and on July 1, 2008, amidst fireworks and music, the city of Wildomar was officially born.
ISBN: 9780738570822
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Robert Cashman is the founder and first president of the Wildomar Historical Society. His interest in history began with stories told by his aunt, who was the oral historian for the family. When he moved to the small community of Wildomar in 1978, he was determined to appreciate its unique story. A principal engineer for Parker Aerospace, he returned home every night to the more rural atmosphere of Wildomar, where he and his wife, Diane, built a house and raised five children. He was elected to the local school board in 1985 and in 2008 became the first mayor of the new City of Wildomar.
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