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Temecula, CA
The City That Shines Through The Mist
Area Code: 951 - Zip Code: 92592

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Discover The Old Town Community Theater. A contemporary 362 seat state-of-the-art theater in the heart of Old Town Temecula. You can enjoy; concerts, musicals, plays, dance, youth theater, and visual arts exhibits by production companies and local community organizations. More info...
Pechanga Casino
There is not a better place to break away with 24 hour gaming and entertainment. With 517 AAA rooms this Four Diamond hotel offers every luxury available. From the top rated golf course, to the opulent serenity of spa Pechanga, and award winning restaurants.. More...
Temecula was established in 1859. Temecula get its name from the Luiseno Indian Band word "Temecunga" from "teme" meaning "sun" and "nga" meaning "the place of the sun" The Luiseno indians lived in the area during the 1700's. Later the Spanish interpreted and spelled the word as "Temecula" . Its latest interpretation is "The City That Shines Through The Mist". Old Town
























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Temecula Farmer's Market

Stroll down to Old Town Temecula and enjoy the casual atmosphere in the open air amongst Old Town Temecula's historic landmarks and unique architecture, every Saturday from 8 am - 12:30. The Farmer's Market has something to offer for everyone. "Certified" ensures that produce are grown locally, and are sold by the grower. - More


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Welcome to Temecula - "The city that shines through the mist". One of Southern California's premier destinations. A city rich in history, natural beauty, rolling hills, picturesque vineyards and expansive views of the San Jacinto mountains make it a favorite destination for thousands of visitors.

In the 1700's The Shoshone indians made the Temecula Valley their home. They call it, "Exva Temeeku". Later the Spanish interpreted and spelled the word as "Temecula" and called the Indians living in the region as "Luiseños".

The first known European to discover the valley was Father Juan Norberto de Santiago, in October 1797, while seeking a site for a new mission. Temecula was one of the stops on the route of the Butterfield Stage and in 1859 became the location of the seventh post office in California. The first post office was in San Francisco.

In 1904, Walter Vail bought 87,500 acres (four Spanish land grants) and drove 1,000 head of cattle from Arizona. It was the last large cattle drive in the United States. It remained a working cattle ranch for the next 60 years. in 1882, when the Santa Fe Railway came through our valley, Old Town Temecula was born.

Many famous people "passed this way" including mountain men like Jedediah Smith, Indian scout Kit Carson and authors Helen Hunt Jackson and Erle Stanley Gardner that have had two Temecula schools name after them.

Temecula has approximately 100,000 residents. With neighboring Murrieta, on the northwest and the Pechanga Indian Reservation on the south, Temecula forms the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. The city is almost equidistant to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County. The I-15 corridor between Los Angeles County and San Diego was completed in the early 1980's and the subdivision land boom began.

Temecula was incorporated in December, 1989. Developers tried to change the name to Rancho California, but citizens voted to officially name the city "Temecula".



 
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