San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Arrowhead Landmark
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
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.
Also see . . . City of San Bernardino - Arrowhead (Landmark). (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers •
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.