|A new route to Chino historic site
Because of a Cal Trans roadwork project underway on Euclid Avenue (Route 83) in Chino, visitors to the Yorba and Slaughter Families Adobe will temporarily have only one route to use when visiting the site: from the 71 freeway (the Corona Expressway), take the Euclid Avenue exit north, turn left onto Pomona–Rincon Road and proceed to the Adobe parking lot on the right-hand side of the road. This project is scheduled to take approximately one year to complete, so this advisory is in effect through November of 2006.
The adobe, built in 1852–53, is one of the oldest standing adobe residences in San Bernardino County. Visitors will see the adobe house furnished with original pieces from the Slaughter family along with expansive grounds overlooking Prado Basin and a reconstructed general store and post office with interpretive exhibits. The historic site, a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum, is located at 17127 Pomona Rincon Road in Chino. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays except Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Group tours are offered by special appointment: call (909) 597-8332.
“It is possible that there will be temporary closures of Pomona–Rincon Road while this project is going on,” said Michele Nielsen, museum curator of history, “so we encourage all visitors to call the San Bernardino County Museum at (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462 before traveling to the site to make sure the roadway is open.”