Thursday, August 4, 2011

One of a Kind IE: Citrus-y Past / Ticket Giveaway

Hi neighbors!

Over 150 miles of traveling around the IE later and we have our new blog post! Wandering around the IE the agricultural history is visible all around the region.

For example did you know that the city of Pomona is named after the Roman goddess of fruit, Riverside is the birthplace of the California citrus industry and Upland was established as an irrigation colony by William and George Chaffey (you know...Chaffey College)? These are just a few tidbits of our rich citrus-y past. Some of the remnants and homages to our rich agricultural history are still around in the left over plots of citrus farms from yesteryear scattered around some of our neighborhoods and of course my favorite - the murals and city signage influenced by vintage citrus labels.

Our team went on a field trip using some spots I've been meaning to visit and a few friend's suggestions about where we could find some vintage citrus label signage and murals (Sorry, @HDBuzz, we couldn't get to the Barstow Main Street Murals - next time! Same to @SoapGourmet *sad face*). We visited a few sites and took some photos so that we could share with you something we feel is definitely "One of a kind IE."

Here are only a few photos we took on our excursion and you can check out more on our Facebook and Flickr.

IE Citrus-y Past

IE citrus-y past

IE citrus-y past

So in line with our "One of a kind IE" column we want to hear from our neighbors! We want to know what you think is one of a kind in the IE. What are some unique spots in our neighborhood that you love? We want to hear it so badly that we're giving away one pair of VIP tickets to the upcoming, September 3rd Riverside Food Truck Festival. Starting at 10:00 a.m. PT this Friday, August 5th, you can enter to win our ticket giveaway by liking our Facebook page (here) AND leaving a wall post telling us what you think is "One of a kind IE." On August 19th, one randomly selected lucky winner will get two VIP tickets. For official rules you can check it out here.

How about them apples? (hehe) So keep an eye out for the FB post on Friday morning then Like us, leave a wall post and good luck! Hope to hear from you...

(p.s. To our already existing FB followers, don't worry you can still participate. Just leave us a wall post about what you think is "One of a kind IE.")

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