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By Codie Hays

Temecula businesses recognize Old West heritage


Last updated 7/13/2018 at 1:12pm

Shane Gibson

The oldest building in Old Town Temecula still operating is the Swing Inn Café, now offering great food and fast service for its 80th year.

A trip down the wooden boardwalks of Temecula's Old Town Front Street winding its way through historic buildings, antique stores and restaurants is a bit like stepping back in time to the Old West.

Years of change and revamping have been under way since Old Town has been up and running, but restaurants like the Swing Inn Cafe and The Bank have kept to their historical roots.

With the first U.S. Post Office opening in Temecula more than 150 years ago, Old Town has over a dozen of the original historical properties that have been repurposed and reopened. With endless antique shops, unique sh...

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tomsuttle writes:

Took my memory back to another western town, another era. Early 60's, near Golden Colo, a western theme park (fated, sadly, to be short lived) called East Tincup, had something that would be cool in today's world: A VERY realistic 1880's style saloon, complete with horses, six-guns, swinging doors, raucous piano music, bar with handlebar-mustached tender, persons of ill-repute (acting), and tables for (real) gambling. But, we already have too much local alcohol; and modern laws prevail.


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