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Colorful sky over a vineyard in Temecula Valley, California
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The region’s name derives from a Temecula Indian word meaning “the place of the sun.”

The entrance to Old Town Temecula, California
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California’s second post office opened in what is now Old Town Temecula in 1859.

Plaque recognizing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route at Vail Headquarters in Temecula, California
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In Temecula, you can find the only existing segment of the original Butterfield Overland Mail route in an urban area, dating to the mid-1800s when the Butterfield Overland Mail Company contracted with the federal government to deliver mail and goods.