Today we bring you another installment in our "Did You Know?" series. I'm sure many of you have noticed the Cucamonga Service Station located near Archibald and Foothill. Today we will tell you about it's history.
The service station was built as a place to get auto service or gas in 1915 with William B. Harvey as the owner. He remained the owner for 10 years, until 1925 when Ancil Morris and his wife Dolores became the next owners. At this point, the garage also had a mechanic. It remained with Ancil Morris until 1945 when Arvid "Chief" Lewis became the next owner...
This week is another installment of "Did You Know?" Today we are reporting on Madonna of the Trail, the statue I'm sure many of you have noticed on Euclid and Foothill. But perhaps you are not aware of the history and meaning of the statue.
The statue you see in Upland is actually just 1 of 12. The other 11 are placed in each state, part of the National Old Trails Road from Bethesda, Maryland to Upland, California. (Today much of the National Old Trails Road is US Highway 40 and US Highway 66.) The map below shows the trail.