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The Arrowhead Landmark

 
 
The Arrowhead Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
1. The Arrowhead Landmark Marker
Inscription. Located on the hills above San Bernardino, the Arrowhead has been an important landmark for centuries. It is believed to be a natural feature but its true origin is unknown. The distinctive arrowhead shape is visible because the white sage, which grows inside the arrowhead, contrasts sharply with the darker chaparral vegetation outside. Many fires have burned the landmark resulting in gully erosion. Check dams have been constructed in an effort to slow down the erosion process and help protect and preserve the Arrowhead outline. Bushes were planted on the outline for this same purpose.

Friends of the Arrowhead, Inc.

[Original marker text:] Located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains directly above the City of San Bernardino, the Arrowhead Landmark can be seen for miles around. This important landmark has for centuries been a symbol of the San Bernardino Valley to the Native Indians and then to the pioneers and settlers that followed.

It is believed to be a natural landmark. The face of the arrowhead consists of light quartz, supporting a growth of short white sage. This lighter vegetation shows in sharp contrast to the surrounding chaparral and greasewood. Indians who inhabited the San Bernardino Valley believed that the arrowhead pointed the way to the hot mineral springs below, with healing
The Arrowhead Landmark Markers in 2018 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 5, 2018
2. The Arrowhead Landmark Markers in 2018
qualities, and thus considered it holy ground.

Through the years, numerous forest fires have caused some erosion. But the Arrowhead Landmark continues to preserve its uniqueness and remains a symbol of the "pioneer spirit" of the San Bernardino Valley.
 
Erected 1988 by Friends of the Arrowhead, Inc. (Marker Number 977.)
 
Location. 34° 10.115′ N, 117° 16.688′ W. Marker is in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on North Waterman Avenue (California Route 18) north of 40th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Wildwood Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4401 North Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Cannon (approx. 2.4 miles away); World’s First McDonald’s (approx. 3.1 miles away); To Jedediah Smith (approx. 4.4 miles away); Donald S. Wieman (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mormon Lumber Road (approx. 4.6 miles away); San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Daley Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); Lake Arrowhead Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Bernardino.
 
More about this marker.
Original marker which has been replaced. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 30, 2005
3. Original marker which has been replaced.
This is California Historical Monument No. 977.
 
Also see . . .  City of San Bernardino - Arrowhead (Landmark). (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Arrowhead Landmark Markers - Original image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 30, 2005
4. The Arrowhead Landmark Markers - Original
The Arrowhead Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 30, 2005
5. The Arrowhead Landmark Marker
The Arrowhead measures 1375 feet long 449 feet wide and is an area of 7.5 acres.
Friends of the Arrowhead, Inc. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 30, 2005
6. Friends of the Arrowhead, Inc.
This viewsite of the Arrowhead landmark is supported and maintained by donations of time, money and material by people just like you. Every effort is being made to maintain both the natural landmark and this viewsite for your benefit. Your cooperation is helping us keep this site neat and clean is appreciated. please help by not littering and by remaining off the monument.
The Arrowhead Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 30, 2005
7. The Arrowhead Landmark
The Arrowhead Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 30, 2005
8. The Arrowhead Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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