Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Miss Eleanor Freeman came to Ontario from Cincinnati in 1885 with her nieces Ella and Lizzie Agnew, just three years after the town founding by the Chaffey Brothers, and promptly set about building the Ohio Block building on the southwest corner of Euclid and A Street (now Holt Boulevard). Miss Freeman was a well-traveled, educated, worldly woman of independent means, which was a rarity back in the late 19th century. Born in 1848 in Pennsylvania, she moved with her family to ...Cincinnati when she was a young child. After high school she studied in Europe, then returned to Cincinnati and taught foreign languages at various area schools. Upon making her first visit to Ontario in August 1885 she purchased a 20-acre tract along with the Euclid Avenue lot that would become the Ohio Block, named undoubtedly for her adopted home state. Miss Freeman continued to travel around the world and would regularly give lectures on her travels to service and literary clubs and for fundraising events, and at one point also taught a course of Spanish for the local gentlemen. She was among the Ontario Public Library’s first board members and was a strong supporter of the library throughout the rest of her life, even providing space within the Ohio Block for a library reading room. Her niece Ella Agnew served as head librarian twice, from 1886 to 1888 then again from 1894 to 1899. Miss Freeman died March 9, 1904 from pneumonia and was buried in Cincinnati. The Ohio Block was demolished in 1931 to make way for the modern, art-deco styled First National Bank of Ontario building that still stands at the location today.
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|Choose either GA Floor (standing) or GA Balcony (unreserved seats). GA Balcony tickets do not include access to the Floor or Pit areas. Pit wristbands are given out on a first-come first serve basis to GA Floor ticket holders based on capacity.|
|Doors open: 7:30|
|Show Starts: 8:30|
|Ages: All Ages|
|Tickets Onsale: Thursday, 2/5 at 12pm|
|Ticket Price: $35 adv / $37 dos|
Mar 15, 201509:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Graffiti Run 5KLocation: Fairplex campus
The Graffiti Run will be the most colorful day of your life.
Our 5K course is more about having a blast with friends and family than it is about busting out four-minute miles.
So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggy-back ride, or summersault your way through the color madness.
Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive
Visit the website for registration and information
Mar 14, 2015 - 15, 2015
Street Machine & Muscle Car NationalsLocation: Fairplex campus
Gear up for a celebration of horsepower and torque when the O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals rolls into Fairplex
This national celebration of horsepower & torque will fill the Fairplex campus with more than 1,000 high-performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country
Cruise Lanes - open all week for outdoor cruising
Hotchkis Autocross - high-performance cars screeching through a timed obstacle course
Show Car Alley - 1,000+ muscle cars, street machines and more on display indoors and outdoor with 40+ pro-judges show car awards
Smokin' Tires and burnin' Rubber in the burnout Contest Saturday & Sunday
Celebrity autograph sessions
Performance Midway-industry leaders with products & services on display
DYNO Challenge - test your torque and horsepower against the rest
Live Music at the Comp Cams Main stage
Pro Builders Pavilion - Today's Pro Car Builders & their custom creations on display
Sat., Mar. 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun., Mar. 15 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Discount tickets are available at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts locations (starting February 13, 2015). Full priced tickets may be purchased online here and day of show at Fairplex in Pomona.
O'Reilly Discount Tickets: Adult…$18 / Child…$5 (6-12 years)*
At the door: Adults $20; ages 6-12 $5; ages under 6 free
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