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Redlands in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mill Creek Zanja

Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad Bridges

 
 
Mill Creek Zanja Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2019
1. Mill Creek Zanja Marker
Inscription.  Santa Fe Railroad extended from downtown Redlands following the Mill Creek Zanja. The 1892 wooden bridge crossing the Zanja remains as a visual relic of the famous Kite Shaped Track that extended to Mentone, Highland and San Bernardino. This tourist attraction remained intact until the 1938 flood washed out the Mill Creek bridge. The concrete bridge was constructed in August of 1891 for the Southern Pacific Railroad which traveled to Crafton. Heavy freight trains required increased engineering design.
 
Erected 2019 by Redlands Conservancy; and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 34° 3.599′ N, 117° 9.089′ W. Marker is in Redlands, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Laramie Avenue and Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling east. Located in Laramie 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First Lugonia, Now Redlands, District School (approx. 1 miles away); Lincoln Memorial Shrine
Mill Creek Zanja Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2019
2. Mill Creek Zanja Marker
Southern Pacific bridge foundations.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); A.K. Smiley Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kimberly Crest (approx. 2 miles away); The Greenspot Market (approx. 3.1 miles away); San Bernardino Asistencia (was approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Yucaipa Rancheria (approx. 3.8 miles away); Yucaipa Adobe (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redlands.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Mill Creek Zanja, California Historical Landmark.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansRailroads & Streetcars
 
Mill Creek Zanja image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2019
3. Mill Creek Zanja
Santa Fe bridge foundations.
Zanja Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 9, 2019
4. Zanja Trail
Tracing the history of the Mill Creek Zanja through Redlands, originally constructed by Native Americans in 1819.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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