"Leona Valley - My childhood home" Leona Valley by ATXtraveler

Leona Valley Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 3 photos

History

Our history is truly a vibrant part of early California. The early residents of Leona Valley were the Kitanemuk Indians, a branch of the Shoshone or Serrano tribe. Arrowheads, flints and other artifacts are unearthed from time to time and remind us of their culture.

Spanish explorers headed by the first Governor of Alta California came upon Leona Valley in 1776. As the commerce and travel increased, the route of the main stage line between Cajon Pass and lower San Joaquin Valley paralleled Amargosa Creek through our Valley.

The valley takes its name from Miguel Leonis, "King of the Calabasas" whose cattle and sheep ranch was by far the largest in the area. Settlers immigrated from Germany beginning in the 1870's. For many years the rich valley soil provided generous grain harvest. cherries, Almonds and Lilacs flourished here.

The valley today is the home of farm and ranch oriented families who enjoy the beauty of a quiet rural life.

We know you will enjoy Leona Valley and are happy to share with you the peacefulness of the pastoral blessing we call home.

(History courtesy of LV Cherry Growers Assoc.)

  • Last visit to Leona Valley: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 12, 2004
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Terrific introduction. I always like to read about birthplaces and hometowns. Great reading.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2005 at 9:46 AM

    Nothing like fond memories, so special! Use to ride our motorcycles around this area all the time. Beautiful hidden country!

  • frank_delargy's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2004 at 7:47 PM

    I'm always looking for the best mexican restaurants. I'll make note of this one. ciao, Frank

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 5:57 AM

    Interesting to read about your childhood home Marm. A long from here to Pflugerville! Don't know where Palmdale is in Ca either so which is the nearest big city?

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 10:49 AM

    Interesting history about your childhood home. From your travel list you have certainly visited many places in the US! Great start mark.

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