Bonsall Swimming Pool Builder
- December 14, 2013
- Posted by: Nancy
History of Bonsall
Records show that Bonsall was originally known as “Mt. Fairview” and later as “Osgood,” after the chief engineer who was in charge of the Southern California Railroad Survey Crew in the 1870s. A petition for a post office in 1889 recommended the names of “Reed,” “Favorite,” or Bonsall.” Post office headquarters in Washington, DC chose the latter, the name of a retired Methodist minister, James Bonsall, who developed a fruit tree nursery in the area in 1889.
Apparently, Mr. Bonsall was taking a load of lumber south through Gopher Canyon when his wagon broke down. He found the area so appealing, he purchased some acreage from a settler, built a home and developed his nursery all with a cash capital of $3.00. His enterprise was very successful and his house still stands today.
In the late 1800s, the hamlet of Bonsall offered the services of a post office, blacksmith shop complete with tethering rock to tether the horses while shopping, a general store, hotel and local school. The fertile valley became the center of a small dairy industry.
The post office was the community center; the postman carried more than just mail. He toted cream from the Creamery in Bonsall to the train at Oceanside for shipment to San Diego.
If you are looking for a Bonsall Swimming Pool Builder, you are in the right place. We are the premier builder of swimming pools in the city of Bonsall and the surrounding area. We have built many beautiful pools and spas in the area as well as the landscaping around them.
We are one of the only pool contractors that have a landscaping license as well. We design the landscape along with the swimming pool so that they go together. We do fireplaces, fire pits, pizza ovens, tandoori ovens, and barbeques.