|Welcome to RiversideHistory.org
For the City of Riverside
In the County of Riverside
|Riverside during the early part of the 20th century. This is a work in progress. If you
have information you would like to add or see on this site you may contact me at
|We have located old Telephone Directories.
Click HERE to go to the Index page. Click
HERE and find where to in 1933.
|Did you know there was an elephant stampede in
Riverside on April 17,1908 Text copy and photo is
copied here.) The elephant leading the stampede was
named Floto. Floto was owned by the circus
Sells-Floto Circus. The incident occurred when a
Standard Oil wagon catches fire and ignites tents of
the circus. Our original reference comes from an
excerpt from 'An American Chinatown' by Wong Ho
Leun, volume one 1987, page 121, reference is sited
from Tom Patterson - 1971. Since we first added this
information we have found more information and have
now added it and linked to the additional source above.
|The Chinese and Japanese residents of
Riverside were very important to the city and it's
development. Most people don't know there were
2 different Chinatown sites in Riverside. Click
HERE for some history.
|Click History of our house and a new page will
open with the history of who lived in our house
and when they lived there. We have found a
great deal of information about who lived in the
house and what they did. Click here to read
about changes to out house that we have made.
|The 1st official Riverside Poly Football Team was established in
1916. They were the Champions that year. They were not
qualified with CIF and as a result they did not receive a pennant.
Here is the link.
|Wow, business names and addresses for 1933, 1941 and 2008 on Market Street. Click on Market Street business
for 1941, Click here for 1933 business listing on Market Street. Click here for a business list of Market Street as
of July 2008. We have added a new list from 1933 of businesses and the business owner's name and home
address. Click here.
|We found lots of information on Pioneers of Riverside. Click here.
We found some postcards of Riverside from various times. You may view them here.