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The Upland Public Library has a local history collection, which consists of books, oral history tapes, newspaper articles pertaining to people and subjects of interest to Upland's history, yearbooks, photographs and slides of historic Upland. The collection includes phone directories dating back to 1898 and Upland News microfilm back to 1913. Please call the Reference Department at 909-931-4205.
The library accepts requests for Upland deaths only. Fee is $20 per request. Fee is charged for the search, even if no results are found. Please download form below.
Online Picture Archives
We now have 200 high resolution photographs from our Local History archives on Online Archive of California (OAC).
Now 189 of our Local History photographs are on Calisphere! Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway. It is a great site for students!
Calling all yearbook owners!
Requesting donations of Upland High School Yearbooks to fill in our gaps...
These are the years we need:
1960, 1962, 1965
Please call Reference at (909) 931-4205 if you have a yearbook to donate!
Madonna of the trail
Twelve "Madonna of the Trail" statues mark the pioneers' trail across the United States. The Madonna in Upland signifies the end of the trail west (Bethesda, MD is the farthest east).
Packing House Workers
The citrus industry provided the economic backbone to the Inland Valley during the early 1900's. One of the largest packing houses was owned by the Upland Citrus Association.
In 1889 the mule drawn streetcar made daily trips on Euclid Avenue in Ontario to 24th Street. The mules rode on the rear platform for the trip down to Ontario.
Upland Inn (c. 1939)
Built in 1901 the Upland Inn, the hotel was a popular stopping off place for travelers between Los Angeles and points east.
Downtown Upland (c. 1900)
A view of the business section taken from "A" St. and Second Ave.
Pacific Electric Railway (c. 1940)
View from Euclid Ave. and 9th St. The original Pacific Electric Railway line began operation in 1887 and ran from Euclid Ave. to the San Antonio Heights.
Looking north on Euclid Ave. near Holt Boulevard in Ontario.