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Poway calls itself "The City in the Country," because of its rustic charm even
though it’s a thriving bedroom community close to the City of San Diego and
other areas of the county. Though many residents today mistake Poway for an
old Western-style cowboy town, its original roots lie in agriculture. The
Homestead Act of1862 encouraged Westward migration, and many of Poway’
s first white settlers came to farm the fertile soil to grow a variety of crops.
Some farmers captured swarms of wild bees and cultivated honey. Dairying
also proved lucrative and most families kept a cow for milk and butter,
chickens for eggs and meat, and perhaps a hog to sustain them while they
farmed. Crops were sold throughout the San Diego area.
Artifacts such as arrow heads, spear points, metates, grinding stones, and
pottery found along the bed of Poway Creek all indicate an early Diegueño
presence. Various pictographs adorn many of Poway's boulders, and modern
techniques suggest that these paintings date back to the 1500s or earlier.
Poway's contemporary history began in 1758, when padres from the Mission
San Diego de Alcala kept cattle in the valley. The name "Paguay," one of many
original spellings, appears on mission documents in 1774. The name, also
written as Paguai, Paui, Pauai, Pauy, Powaii, and finally Poway, has incurred
dispute as to its meaning. While one Native American linguist insists that it
means “here, where the waters meet,” the consensus has traditionally
translated the word as “the two little valleys. The Paguay name appeared on
maps as late as 1869. However, when the Postmaster General granted the
area's application for a post office, he crossed out the name that had been
suggested and substituted "Poway" fixing the current spelling once and for all.
It was the first post office located between San Bernardino and San Diego.
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