Redlands in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mill Creek Zanja
State Historic Landmark No. 43
Spanish missionaries introduced the principle of irrigation in San Bernardino Valley, thus opening the way to settlement. Franciscan Fathers engineered, and Native Americans dug, this first ditch, or "zanja", in 1819. It supported the San Bernardino Estancia, the Rancho San Bernardino, then pioneer ranches and orchards, and finally Redlands' domestic water supply.
The Zanja was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Erected 2019 by Redlands Area Historical Society, Redlands Conservancy, Redlands Contemporary Club, and The Gallaghers. (Marker Number 43.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
Location. 34° 3.617′ N, 117° 10.059′ W. Marker is in Redlands, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from North University Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in Sylvan Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redlands CA 92374, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First Lugonia, Now Redlands, District School Mill Creek Zanja (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lincoln Memorial Shrine (approx. one mile away); A.K. Smiley Public Library (approx. one mile away); Kimberly Crest (approx. 1.6 miles away); San Bernardino Asistencia (was approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Greenspot Market (approx. 4 miles away); Guachama Rancheria (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redlands.
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