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September 23, 2004 | Regine Labossiere, Times Staff Writer
Victoria Avenue once looked as regal as the British queen it was named for. The 10-mile boulevard used to link the new and growing city of Riverside to the nearby orange groves that were fast becoming the symbol of sunny and exotic Southern California in the early 1900s. "The avenue," as locals call it, seems made for leisurely afternoon drives. Early in the century, corseted women and handsomely dressed men rode down the boulevard in horse-drawn carriages.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2004 | Regine Labossiere, Times Staff Writer
Victoria Avenue once looked as regal as the British queen it was named for. The 10-mile boulevard used to link the new and growing city of Riverside to the nearby orange groves that were fast becoming the symbol of sunny and exotic Southern California in the early 1900s. "The avenue," as locals call it, seems made for leisurely afternoon drives. Early in the century, corseted women and handsomely dressed men rode down the boulevard in horse-drawn carriages.
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