A few days old (sorry for being so slow...been doing GrandPaw duties), but Jon has a rather interesting article on the Cucamonga wine industry: Bonne On Cucamonga
When I fly into OntarioInternational, I always note some empty fields w/ a rectangular pattern on them that are abandoned vnyds and I always wonder what stories those few scraggly vines would have to tell.
My AuntDorothy (a gem of a lady if there ever were one..from Humbolt, KS), who lived in Upland, always loved to tell me the story as a young tyke (not all that long ago) about how Cucamonga got its name: There used to be a stagecoach stop back in the 1800's there that had a kitchen to feed the travelers, but had no cook. When the stagecoach would pull up to the stop, the proprietor would come out & throw open the stagecoach door and bark out: "Is there a cook among ya". The name stuck.
You have to poke around in Cucamonga to find these ghosts, but they're there. Mostly it's now strip shopping malls and fast food joints.