Education: Claremont (Pomona, Scripps)

When the settlers of California dreamed mundane dreams of shiny streets of gold, they turned to an old Spanish custom and called California an El Dorado.

But there were milder settlers in California who dreamed of golden grain and ripe fruits. When a small group of these beheld. 30 miles east of busy, sprawling Los Angeles, a hill profuse with oranges, lemons, apricots, peaches, it was also quite natural that they should invoke an Italian legend and call the spot Pomona.* Pomona it became when it was settled in 1875.

Thirteen years passed; the...

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