Category: Apple Valley

The Town of Apple Valley was incorporated on November 14, 1988, and is one of the twenty-two incorporated municipalities in California that uses “town” in its name instead of “city.” As of 2006, the population was estimated to be 67,507. The town is 10 miles (20 km) east of neighboring Victorville, 37 miles (60 km) south of Barstow and 46 miles (74 km) north of San Bernardino through the Cajon Pass.

Apple Valley is governed by a town council, whose current mayor is Peter Allan. The Mayor changes each December by a vote of the five-member Council.

Apple Valley was home to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, whose museum was first established in Apple Valley (in 1967) before the museum was relocated to Victorville in 1976. Since 2003, the museum has been in Branson, Missouri. The move was made in hopes of reaching more fans;[6] however, the museum closed for financial reasons on December 12, 2009.

Apple Valley is the final resting place for both Roy and Dale. There are reminders of the Rogers family everywhere including roads and highways. Roy and Dale created St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church, founded a home for boys, and took in some 20-40 children and raised them as their own.

Lane Closures In Victorville

By Staff Reports, WHAT: Lane closures due to street repairs WHEN: Monday through Wednesday, February 13 – 15, 2012 Beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13 until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 WHERE: Amargosa Road @ Mall Entrance…

Family Fun Day at Victor Valley Museum

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–A Family Fun Day at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley will invite visitors to experience life in Southern California in the 1880s during “1880s at Work and Play.” Visitors can try washing clothes with…

Museum Lecture on Darwin Day

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–This coming Sunday, February 12, marks the 203rd birthday of famed British naturalist Charles Darwin. Worldwide, “Darwin Day” celebrations will commemorate Darwin’s birth, as well as celebrating his insights and contributions to modern biology. On this…