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Panoramic view of the once small community of La Puente. In the foreground and the background are agricultural fields, leaving the residential area contained in the center.; 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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00074104 Security Pacific National Bank Collection S-001-274.1 4x5; La Puente-Views, Panoramic. CARL0000077260 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115092
Agriculture--California--La Puente Dwellings--California--La Puente Panoramic views La Puente (Calif.)