Cucamonga, or as Mel Blanc used to pronounced it on the Jack Benny Show, kook-a-mung…ga, is one of the California cities saddled with a funny name. Others include Cudahy, Boring, and Los Angeles. Cucamonga derives its name from a Tongva word for something like ‘sandy place.’ Situated below the San Gabriel mountains, it is also a stop along the venerated Route 66, and that’s likely where this old filling station was located. Snow-capped peaks, Spanish casa style, and six pumps with no waiting, it just didn’t get any better, did it?
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