Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

The site of Rio Hondo College on the Puente Hills was at one point part of El Rancho Paso de Bartolo.

El Rancho Paso de Bartolo, Before Rio Hondo College, Whittier, and Pico Rivera

Jeffrey Barragan, Opinion Editor November 20, 2021

The Puente Hills where Rio Hondo College sits was at one point Mexican soil. Juan Crispin Perez owned much of the land that makes up present-day Whittier, West Whittier-Los Nietos, and Pico Rivera, Calif., during that brief period. Large Mexican ranchos surrounded the Puente Hills between the 1820s...

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