Saturday, January 03, 2009

From the Director

RBHS Member Jane Harmon received this jigsaw puzzle as a recent present. Offered by the National Geographic Society and based on a US Geological Survey, each puzzle features the recipient's local area. Upon close examination of this map/puzzle, we discovered "proposed Pomerado Road" and "Highway 395" indicating that this was an early 1960s or 70s map of the Rancho Bernardo community. In addition, the Grant Boundary is marked, Battle Mountain, the RB Country Club, 4S Ranch, Winery Road, and Highland Valley Road. We were puzzled to see two trailer parks marked in the Green Valley area of adjacent Poway. The puzzle was manufactured in the UK, and if you are interested in obtaining one, please contact


At January 03, 2009 10:38 PM, Blogger Don Sheffler said...

Susan - It appears that the Westwood community is developed north stopping at Duenda Rd. Development north of that point began in 1975. Meanwhile, Westwood Elementary School which opened in 1973 is indicated on the map.

Note also that Duenda does not go up and over "395". The Duenda bridge was built somewhere around 1978, and "395" became "I-15" past Rancho Bernardo about 1979.

Based on all this I would guesstimate this map is dated no earlier than 1974 and no later than 1976.


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