La Verne is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The history of this area dates back to the 1830s and the Rancho San Jose land grant from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1837. The land included the present day cities Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas, Glendora, and La Verne. In the mid-1880s, entrepreneur Isaac W. Lord purchased a tract of Jose Palomares’ land and convinced the Santa Fe Railroad company to run its line across towards Los Angeles. Lord had the land surveyed for building lots and in 1887 had a large land sale, naming the new town ‘Lordsburg’ after himself. He also had a large Lordsburg Hotel constructed, until sold to four members of the German Baptist Brethren Church, who persuaded others of that denomination that it would be an excellent site for a new institution of higher learning. Lordsburg College was founded in 1891. In 1906 the town was incorporated. Residents grew field crops, then began planting citrus trees, which flourished. Lordsburg became known as the “Heart of the Orange Empire.” The city of La Verne flourished as a center of the citrus industry until after World War II, when the citrus industry slowly faded away. Today the last two orange groves are on the grounds of the La Verne Mansion and Heritage Park. Today’ La Verne is best known as home to the University of La Verne (formerly Lorsburg College). The small, affluent community has beautiful tree lined streets, a quaint downtown area alongside the University as well as larger chain and retail shopping along Foothill Blvd. In addition to several parks and recreation areas, the city is also home to Marshall Canyon Regional Park for hiking, mountain biking and scenic walk La Verne is also home to two Golf Courses. Housing in La Verne ranges from the classic California bungalow to sprawling private estates near the foothills.
- Most students living in the city of La Verne, CA attend schools in the Bonita Unified School District.
University of La Verne: La Verne is also home to several non-secular/faith based private schools
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