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Map 2: Plan of Ontario, California, c. 1883.
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(Courtesy of Ontario City Library.)

1. Euclid Avenue, Ontario's main street, was named for a great Greek mathematician. Do you know if there are streets in your community named for great people of the past? If not, how could you find out? What patterns do you notice when examining other street names in Ontario?

2. Locate and mark on the map the intersection of Euclid Avenue and A Street (now known as Holt Boulevard), which formed the center of the town. What do the proximity of the railroad station grounds and depot suggest about the role the railroad played in the city's life?

3. Locate and mark on the map the southwest corner of the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Transit Street, where the Frankish Building was constructed in 1915. (Note that Transit Street was actually built through to Euclid Avenue, instead of ending at Laurel Avenue as the map depicts.) What does its location suggest about the commercial importance of the building?

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