Murrieta Things to Do

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    Pole Position Raceway Indoor karting

    by P2RJade Written Oct 27, 2009
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    Pole Position Raceway has all electric go karts that go about 45+ mph. They are much quicker than you might of imagined. The race track is 1/4 mile long..... and they change it every 3-4 months. Awesome. The also offer great arcade games and racing memorabilia. My family and I love going here to race these karts, they really get our adrenaline pumping!!!

    They supply the helmets or you can bring in your own. You have to wear closed to shoes, but if you forget them at home you can always rent them at the track.

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    Residence - 1930

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 28, 2008

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    J. Yoder built this house for Howard Embry since his machines shop business is next door. It was purchased by Victor Garrison in early 1930’s who was assistant Fire Chief of local volunteer fire department in 1948 and was president of the Chamber of Commerce 1960-61. His wife Arlean is a local historian who wrote a book, My Children’s Home: A history of Murrieta, California. That is awesome, I wish we had more like her.

    Historical Writer Arlean Garrison

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    Machine Shop - 1930

    by Yaqui Written Jul 28, 2008

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    Built by M.J. Yoder in 1935 as a machine shop. He was a local farmer and engineer of farm equipment. The machines shop was bought up by the Garrison family and has served the general public for all kinds of repair.

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    Murrieta Post Office -1940

    by Yaqui Written Jul 28, 2008

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    Built in July 1, 1940 to service the growing community, this 700 square foot Post Office was the pride and joy of the community. The local bulletin board was located here also. Mrs. Rose Tarwater and Mrs. Hale Curran operated it for many decades. It served the community till 1985, when another post office was needed for the every growing population.

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    Victorian Storefront - 1900

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 28, 2008

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    Now serves as Ray’s Murrieta Cafe. It was purchased by Earnest Lakeman in 1912, it served as a Lakeman’s restaurant and ice cream parlor. A beautiful portico was added in 1915, which gives it much more character. Mr. Zihler purchased in 1923 and he operated it till 1947.

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    First Baptist Church - 1929

    by Yaqui Written Jul 28, 2008

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    This was the local Women’s Clubhouse, built by Murrieta’s Historical Society. Volunteers built most of it themselves and it served the community for many years. It was eventually bought by a local church for additional usage, but was vacant for some time. It is now the First Baptist Church and is providing services again.

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    Post Office, Court House, and General Store - 1900

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 28, 2008

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    This 1900 building housed the first post office, court house and general store. One of the earliest proprietors of the general store lived next door, the Thompson/AK Small farmhouse. It now serves as Vista Donuts, Barber Shop, Nail Shop and Antique Store.

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    Victorian Farmhouse- 1900

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 28, 2008

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    Known as the Thompson/A.K.Small Home. The first occupants of this lovely building was the Henry Clay Thompson family. He was a widower with 6 children. Originally a native of Topeka Kansas, he settled here in 1886 with his family. He established himself as a grain farmer and served as one of the first supervisors of Riverside Co. The home was eventually inherited by his daughter Edith who was the wife of Albert K. Small. They operated the general store in 1908 on Washington Ave. She was very active in many local social activities and he managed the Murrieta Valley Grain Elevator. They even had the first automobiles in this area.

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    Dutch Colonial -1925

    by Yaqui Written Jul 28, 2008

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    This lovely 1925 Dutch Colonial was built by Jack Hamilton. He was a farmer and superintendent of Murrieta Hot Springs. He also built the fourth post office on Washington and C Street in 1940.

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    parks and outdoor activities

    by CaliHopkins Updated Jan 12, 2007

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    There is a lot of parks in the area for the young ones, as well as community events. There are many golf courses, driving ranges, sports parks,etc.

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