Fred's dad, Don, drove down from Camarillo for an early Father's Day, and to see us before we leave for Europe. We took him for a walk on the Santa Rosa Plateau, and followed that up with a trip to Old Town. It was great to start on the plateau considering that 165 years ago this is what much of Temecula Valley look like.
I haven't walked around Old Town Temecula since I don't know when. I enjoyed reading about it's history, and reliving my own history (since I spent so much time in this area when I was a kid). I went to preschool right behind Butterfield Square, and my mom had a flower shop right in front.
The sign posted in this window says 'Quarenteed! Small Pox. This sign shall not be removed under penalty'. I don't think I would have wanted to stay at this hotel in the 1800's. Life was rough in the Wild West!
For Temecula history check out this website. http://www.oldtemecula.com/history/history1.htm
The Swing Inn Cafe opened in 1827. Not much inside or out has changed since, but the food is excellent.