"Murrieta" Murrieta by Yaqui
Murrieta Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 20 photos
Like many beautiful west coast communities that dot all along the coast line, remain undiscovered by travelers looking to spend the day strolling the main street USA and taking in the history that still abounds here. California still has huge valleys with lush rolling hills of tall grass with big beautiful oak trees. Murrieta is blessed with having these wonderful natural attributes and graced with having a natural hot springs also. Although, the springs were a favorite of local Native Americans, the tall grassy lands became a favorite place for immigrants to raise cattle or sheep and to call this area home. Basque ranchers purchase vast valleys of land to herd their sheep and cattle.
In 1873, Juan Murrieta purchased 52,000 acres of land from his brother Esequial who returned to Spain to marry his love. In 1882, the railroad made its way through and people discovered what a delightful place this was to live in. Town sites started popping up all along the tracks and Murrieta was no exception. It flourished up till 1935, until the train stop running. It sat quietly for over 50 years, till the Interstate 15 rolled through and being discovered once again. This quiet little town’s secret is out with people discovering her every day and making this their new home. She is rich with history with lovely historical building that almost line Washington Ave....hmmm…not Main street?.....LOL!
I enjoyed what little time I had, but hope to return someday. Murrieta presently is working on revitalizing the historical value this town has in abundance. They are working on improving streets, buildings, and everyday Murrieta life. So, if you happen to come upon some street construction, be patient and enjoy what this lovely little town has to offer.
- Pros:Lovely quiet town!
- Cons:Not much else too see other the beautiful historic homes.
- In a nutshell:You have too see it at least once!
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