Upland

Oh....Go play on the freeway will ya....

One of my Mom's more favorite sayings to get me out side was Go play on the freeway.....Which meant go do something, disappear will ya, go away....Well one day we actually did go play on the freeway. We lived on Vallejo Way just off of San Antonio and 7 th street just north of the then 2 lane San Bernardino Freeway better know as the 10 freeway....Anyway several of us had heard a big crash noise on the freeway and we all went down to the over crossing to see what had happened. It was a double set of trailers both turned over on there sides with the Sunkist logo splashed all over the truck and there were oranges every where....So we went home and found as many boxes as we could and went back and loaded up on free damaged fruit....I think we all went back to my house with about 10 boxes of oranges.

We invented Skateboards

Well sort of.... Back in the 50's and early 60's during the hot warm summer nights we invented skateboards....sort of....What we would do is take two 2X4's and nail them together, then take three pair of skates and nail them to the 6 foot length of board....We would then go out on the streets and side walks of Upland and ride well into the night usually two to a board and make all sorts of noise and commotion. But we kids being kids got bored with just riding around in our driveways and on our own streets....So we decided to put brakes on them with the aim of taking the boards up to the top of Euclid in San Antonio Heights and ride them as far south as possible...Right through foothill blvd which at the time was the only cross street on Euclid to have signals....We had one of the older kids take us up by car and then we would ride the boards down, as fast as we could, figuring that the brake we had built would stop us if the light on Foothill changed from green to red on us.

Pictures from the 2007 Cable Air Show

Here are some pictures we took at the Upland Cable Air Show - January 7, 2007 [img_assist|nid=774|title=Airshow: Takeoff|desc=Upland Airshow: Aircraft takoff|link=popup|align=left|width=200|height=149][img_assist|nid=775|title=Airshow: Antique Cars|desc=Upland Airshow: It's a car show too!|link=popup|align=left|width=200|height=149][img_assist|nid=776|title=Airshow: Preflight|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=200|height=149][img_assist|nid=777|title=Airshow: Miniature Jet Figher|desc=Mini Jet fighter gets ready for flight|link=popup|align=left|width=200|height=149][img_assist|nid=778|title=Airshow: TA-920 Ready for Takeoff|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=200|height=149][img_assist|nid=779|title=Airshow: Airforce TL-540 on display|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=200|height=149][img_as

Upland fire station to be converted into Museum

Museum will replace 90-year-old building The city's first fire station, on 171 E. D St., will be transformed next year into a historical museum filled with memorabilia such as equipment and photographs from the early 1900s to the present day. "We're trying to restore the historical value of the building and share that with everyone," said Anthony La, director of public works. Built in 1915, the station went up after a fire spread through Upland destroying businesses on the east side of Second Avenue, south of Ninth Street. The station housed the city's first motorized fire engine. "(Upland) holds a high regard and respect for its firefighters," La said. "And more importantly, this is one of those unique buildings that should stay in the heart of the city." The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Upland recently to provide funding for the restoration of the station.

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