Tom Thomas
A shaded trail into the past
A shaded trail into the past

Even as Upland's population surpasses 70,000, this San Bernardino County suburb remains steeped in tradition with century-old homes and the occasional horseback rider. Tract homes replaced groves in the 1970s and '80s, but the citrus-scented past lingers with a Lemon Festival set in the historic downtown. * Beginnings Brothers George and William Chaffey bought more than 6,000 acres of land in 1882 and quickly went to work on their irrigated "model colony" to be named Ontario, after the province in their native Canada. But the Chaffeys didn't stick around long. An Australian water supply official visited the new colony in 1885. Impressed with the...