Background History From California’s Office of Historic Preservation:
Near this site, Isaac Williams in 1841 built a large adobe home, located on the 22,000-acre Rancho Chino which he acquired from his father-in-law Antonio Lugo. The ‘Battle of Chino’ occurred at the adobe on September 26-27, 1846, during which 24 Americans were captured by a group of about 50 Californios. Located on the Southern Immigrant Trail to California, the adobe later became an inn and stage stop famous for its hospitality.
Location and Coordinates:
- 4040 Eucalyptus Avenue, Chino.
- 33°59’24″N 117°43’03″W
Lots of people out shopping on Black Friday. I decided to visit a couple of landmarks.
As you can see from the photos, the landmark is now the home of firehouse station no. 62 for the Chino Valley Fire Department; however, it is no longer in operation since they moved the fire station to 5551 Butterfield Ranch Road, Chino Hills. The fire station was used as the fire department training center but I did not see any signs that the building was being used when I visited the location.