Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

The city of Temecula has its roots in the early days of California. At one time it was a stagecoach stop, had built the second post office in the state, and housed a train station that connected San Diego to the north (before the the surf line through Oceanside was built). Many of the buildings that accommodate Old Town Temecula’s numerous restaurants and shops were originally built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Even the informational historical placards look like they have experienced a bit of history. The extremely primitive town jail, was actually a wine cellar before it became a cell. Wine and Temecula go way back too. The first grapes were planted by the Spanish in 1820, decades before any of the events listed above took place. First comes the wine, then comes the people.

8 thoughts on “Historic Old Town Temecula

  1. Evelyn says:

    👍🌻 Super great post – and love the choice of black and white photos! This summer marked our 30 th Anniversary of our family moving to Temecula…and Old Town was a sleepy little fun place to walk around on a lazy Sunday afternoon….Time sure flies, but to me Temecula is still
    a really nice place to live…Mountain View’s and still quaint little shops…plus a new gelato shop!! Thank you for sharing!! ⭐️🍇🍇🍇🍇

    1. Yes. Temecula has changed a lot. You should have seen it a decade prior! It was even sleepier!

  2. Denise says:

    Yes, you are actually a NATIVE. Not many of those left! I always love your perspective on things and making the images B & W fit the historicalness of it all. Wish we could have meandered with you two.

    1. Thanks! Let’s do it a different time! We plan on taking A1 soon.

  3. tagpipspearl says:

    Black and white photography – perfect choice for this post!

    1. Why thank you!

  4. Kimmie says:

    Great post and photos. I need to check it out one day. The Spanish knew what was more important. 😊

    1. They sure did! 🍷 ♥️

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