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Two men, William P. Alvarado (left) and A.V. Rowland with a young girl stand on the southwest front side porch of the Grazide residence in Puente. William Alvarado (b. 1876), married Santa Ana Grazide (b. 1879) on March 16, 1905. The residence was built in 1880 and remodeled in 1925, around the time this photograph was taken.; Despite La Puente's fairly recent incorporation in 1956, the community is recorded to have begun in the 1840s when European settlers arrived at the 48,000 acre Rancho La Puente. The name's history goes back to Gaspar de Portola`'s 1769 expedition, when members of the team built a bridge (Puente) over San Jose Creek, during a survey of the land for Spain. In old Spanish, Puente followed the feminine artcle La, whereas nowdays, the noun follows El, hence "La Puente" instead of El Puente.
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00074087 Security Pacific National Bank Collection La Puente-Residences-Grazide, Francisco. CARL0000077286 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115116
Alvarado, William P Rowland, A. V Dwellings--California--La Puente Children--California--La Puente La Puente (Calif.)