Named for its location near the Santa Ana River, the City of Riverside, California is the most populous city in the Inland Empire region of Riverside, County. Originally inhabited by the Cahuilla and Serrano people in the 17-1800’s, Riverside experienced its first modern expansion with the establishment of rances by Californios like Bernardo Yorba and Juan Bandini. In 1871 the citrus industry in Riverside became infamous when Eliza Tibbetts received three Brazilian navel orange trees that originated from Bahia, Brazil, from her friend and horticulturalist for the United States Department of Agriculture, William Saunders. The trees had fruitlessly failed after being planted in Florida, which made their thriving success in SoCal all the more phenomenal. Many growers purchased bud wood and grafted cuttings of the trees to rootstock. The trees thrives in the SoCal climate and the navel orange industry boomed.
Since then, Riverside has flourished to become the 59th largest city in the United States and the 12th largest city in the Inland Empire’s metropolitan area. The 81 square miles of territory make Riverside an ideal place to live and boasts having more than twenty-eight neighborhoods designated to the area. Also home to the University of California, Riverside, and the UCR Botanical Gardens, which contain 40 acres of unusual plants and four miles of walking trails. Museum-goers will find plenty to entice their interests at the California Citrus State Historic Park, Entomology Research Museum, Heritage House Museum, March Field Air Museum, Mission In Museum, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Sherman Indian Museum, Southern California Medical Museum, Sweeney Art Gallery, The Stahl Center Museum of Culture, University of California, Riverside California Museum of Photography, or the World Museum of Natural History.
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