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Title
Aerial view of Hemet
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1922
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Hemet is a city in Riverside County that was founded in 1887 and incorporated on January 20, 1910 with 992 people. Members of the Cahuilla Indian tribe first inhabited the area. During the early 1800s, it became a cattle ranch for Mission San Luis Rey, which named the area Rancho San Jacinto. In 1895, the Hemet Dam was completed on the San Jacinto River creating Lake Hemet and providing a reliable water supply to the San Jacinto Valley. Despite a severe drought in 1898-1900 and a major Christmas Day earthquake in 1899, the town of Hemet continued to prosper. Every year since 1923 one of the city's claims to fame has been "The Ramona Pageant", an outdoor play based on Helen Hunt Jackson's novel "Ramona". In 1950, Hemet was home to 10,000 people; as of January 2007, the city had a population of 70,288 according to the California Department of Finance.
Aerial view of "downtown" Hemet, from glass plate. Residential dwellings are clustered in the foreground, and neatly manicured orchards visible farther back.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00075845
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Hemet-Views, Aerial.; S-003-732 4x5
CARL0000079024
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111550
Subject
Agriculture--California--Hemet
Dwellings--California--Hemet
Orchards--California--Hemet
Aerial photographs
Hemet (Calif.)

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