#303:  Site of Old Rubidoux Grist Mill

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5540 Molino Way, Rubidoux





Private Plaque



From the Guidebook:

One of the first grist mills in this part of Southern California was built by Louis Rubidoux on the Rancho Jurupa in 1846-47. Then the only mill there of its kind, it supplied a great need. Louis Rubidoux, a pioneer builder, was one of the first permanent American citizens in the valley.

From the plaque:

In 1846 the first grist mill in the region was built nearby by Louis Robidoux, owner of this section of Rancho Jurupa. The mill provided flour, a popular but scarce commodity, for settlers and American troops. The mill was washed away by a flood in 1862.

Marker donated by Billy Holcomb Chapter, E.C.V. and West Riverside County Businessmen's Assoc. August 3, 1986.

2009 David Schmitt