By City of Diamond Bar, Diamond Bar Historical Society

As with many Southern California groups, Diamond Bars recorded heritage all started with a Spanish land provide. one of many parts first settlers used to be Jose de los angeles Luz Linares, who based Rancho Los Nogales (Ranch of the Walnut timber) at the 4,340 acres granted to him via Mexican governor Juan Alvarado in 1840. The furnish incorporated Brea Canyon and the japanese Walnut Valley, a component of which grew to become the Diamond Bar Ranch, based by way of Frederick E. Lewis II in 1918. In 1956, the realm appeared a lot because it did in 1840, its golden hills peppered with eco-friendly stands of oak and walnut timber and grazed through huge herds of livestock. In that yr, the Transamerica company paid $10 million for 8,000 acres of Brea Canyon, with plans to build Southern Californias biggest master-planned group and identify it Diamond Bar. integrated on April 18, 1989, the town of Diamond Bar is domestic to just about 55,000 citizens and is found on the crossroads of the Orange (57) and Pomona (60) Freeways at the jap fringe of la County.

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Thousands of troops are encamped here. ” The transformation of the city from a quiet Southern town into a bustling war time capital made a powerful impression on everyone who witnessed it. “Thousands of troops was sent to Richmond from all parts of the South,” remembered John M. Washington, a former slave who was hired out in the capital when the war broke out. ”57 Hood’s Texas Brigade, Texas to Virginia, 1861 40 Nation Building on the Road The new arrivals turned the city into a diverse hub where the full spectrum of Southern dialect, dress, and deportment was on vivid display.

Settlement moved along an east-west axis, with Virginians settling Kentucky, North Carolinians going to Tennessee, and South Carolinians and Georgians striking out for Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. 36 Land in the Deep South and Southwest was fertile, abundant, and relatively cheap. Most important, it did not easily cover with frost. This was a critical factor, since two hundred days of frost-free soil were a preliminary condition for growing the crop that made the South not just a section, but a kingdom.

48 The slave traders who led the coffles down south were carry ing with them not just individuals, but the institution of slavery itself. In 1790, 45 percent of the region’s black population lived in Virginia and the state was the geographic center of human bondage in America. On the eve of the Civil War, that rate had dropped to 12 percent and the center of the slave society had moved to western Georgia. 49 The Old Dominion, where American slavery had been born, was no longer the quintessential slave state.

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