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The story of the town of Rubidoux has always been intertwined with the whims of the Santa Ana River. Through devastating droughts and the ravages of repeated floods, the community that began as the Robidoux Rancho (the original spelling of an early pioneers name) evolved into a small village with a downtown centered along Mission Boulevard, the main route between Los Angeles, Riverside, and points beyond. Soon there were motels for travelers, businesses that catered to residents, and Riverside Countys first drive-in theater. On its way to becoming the countys most urbanized unincorporated community, the townoriginally called West Riversidechanged its name to Rubidoux in the 1950s to honor the pioneer family. This volume showcases photographs of Rubidoux, as well as of neighboring Belltown and Crestmore, in the first published collection of historic images devoted solely to these communities.