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Pomona History, California

Pomona is actually the fifth largest city of Los Angeles County. It is bordered by San Dimas city on the north west, Claremont and Verne towards the north, Chino and Montclair towards the east, Diamond Bar and Chino Hills towards the south and South San Jose Hills, Industry and Walnut towards the south west. The eastern and the southern boundaries of the city are formed by San Bernardino County/ Los Angeles. Pomona is a place that is known for its beautiful history and amazing past.

The name of the city, Pomona, comes from the name of an ancient roman fruit goddess. Given by Solomon Gates, a horticulturist, this name was the winning entry of the contest held to christen the city. By the 1880s, the city became a western anchor in terms of growing citrus. Officially, the city of Pomona got incorporated in 1888, on January 6th. The citizens of the city elected a woman to be the mayor, Norma Torres.

Pomona has a very rich history that is well marked by incredible milestones. It is believed that Pomona was occupied originally by the Gabrielenos Indians and the valley was called the Rancho San Jose in the 1700s. After a year it became a part of the great grazing lands of the Mission San Gabriel. Then, after approximately five decades, 2 soldiers, Don Ricardo Vejar and Don Ingacio Palomares petitioned the governor of Pomona and were granted the rights to this land on 15th of April 1837.

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