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View of one of the intersections in downtown La Puente. The only discernible business is the Bank of America on the far right corner. 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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00074110 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection S-004-029 4x5; La Puente-Streets. CARL0000076840 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115812
Streets--California--La Puente Stores & shops--California--La Puente Bank buildings--California--La Puente Central business districts--California--La Puente La Puente (Calif.)