History of Ontario

Source http://www.ontarioheritage.org/history-of-ontario.html George Chaffey Jr. and his brother William founded Ontario, which means “the City on the side of a mountain,” in September of 1881.  The brothers purchased the “San Antonio lands”, 6218 acres with water rights. This purchase would become the center of the “Model Colony”.  The Chaffey brothers also expanded their holdings to…