The Temecula Valley Museum is saddened by the recent passing of two of Temecula’s Modern Pioneers. Jimmy Moore, one of the leaders of the movement to form the City of Temecula and a strong proponent to retain its historic name; and John Moramarco, a key leader and founder of the modern wine making industry. These two men, along with their wives and families, helped to shape this wonderful City. They were the embodiment of Temecula’s slogan, “Old Traditions, New Opportunities”. Their legacy will live on in this beautiful family and tourist friendly city they helped create.