(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E741]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                          HON. GARY G. MILLER

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. GARY G. MILLER of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute 
today to the City of Fontana, California, as their community celebrates 
100 years of settlement.
  Fontana has a rich history of hard work and ingenuity. From its 
humble roots as a rural community and agricultural town of citrus 
orchards, vineyards and chicken ranches astride historic Route 66, the 
city is now home to over 200,000 residents.
  Since its incorporation in June of 1952, Fontana has grown to become 
a regional hub of the trucking industry, with Interstate 10 and State 
Route 210 transecting the city from east to west and Interstate 15 
passing diagonally through its northwestern quadrant. Due to its prime 
location, the City is also home to a number of product distribution 
centers for large companies, including Target and Sears. Fontana is 
also the home of the Auto Club Speedway, which has hosted national 
racing events since 1997. The Speedway is the home of the Auto Club 400 
race in the NASCAR Spring Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series 
Royal Purple 300, the IZOD Indy Car Series race, and numerous other 
local events. Fontana is also home to numerous industrial sales centers 
and commercial strip zoning such as ``The Miracle Mile'' and the 
Fontana Auto Center.
  With a city theme of ``open for business'' and dedication to a 
``Healthy Fontana'' lifestyle, the citizens of Fontana continually 
demonstrate their enthusiasm for their City by actively participating 
in local government and future city planning. It is indeed my pleasure 
to represent the residents of this beautiful city, who have contributed 
much of their time towards the betterment of their community.
  Mr. Speaker, on this very special year for the City of Fontana, 
please join me in commemorating their one hundredth anniversary.