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November 3rd, 2007 – by: KangoSuz
Redlands Historical Tour
For tourists, the Redlands Chamber of Commerce offers an audio tour with guided signs around the historic locations and homes of the citrus kings who founded the town on orange and avocado groves. Many of the groves still stand today and you can see other remants in the long rows of palm trees that line the streets and once marked the boundaries of the orchards. I never took this tour, figuring that as a local I knew everything about my town, until after I had left for college. My father got a copy of the tapes and one winter we drove the tour. It was an amazing tour and facinating. The narrator turned out to be the guy who had taught me High School Government/economics and I never remembered him being that interesting before. Probably another result of being a teenager.
Redlands Historic Houses
Any visit to redlands isn't complete without a tour of it's extensive historic houses. These homes are mostly victorian in style and rambling abodes of the rich persons who migrated West from the cold and humid East Coast for a variety of reason. Make sure to see the Morey Mansion and Kimberly Crest if none others. I've been to both several times and on my most recent visit I made a point of taking my camera (saddly not digital!) and got some amazing shots. If I can get them digitized I'll post them here later...
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