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

Original Water Supply Ditch

1880’s

 
 
Original Water Supply Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
1. Original Water Supply Ditch Marker
Inscription.  Life giving water, urgently needed in growing Hesperia, first arrived at this place in 1886. Flumes, pipe, and ditches transported it seven miles from high in the San Bernardino Mountains. By the 1950's, Hesperia's water came from wells and the aged reservoir was filled with soil.
 
Erected 1996 by Hesperia Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 34° 24.507′ N, 117° 18.305′ W. Marker is in Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Hesperia Road, 0.1 miles south of Muscatel Street, on the right when traveling south. Located at the skate park near Lime Street Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hesperia CA 92345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old School House (approx. one mile away); Walters Store & House (approx. 1.1
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miles away); John Brown Road Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hesperia Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hesperia Train Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Original Hesperia Beginnings (approx. 2.4 miles away); Holcomb Valley Road (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
 
Original Water Supply Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
2. Original Water Supply Ditch Marker
Original Water Supply Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
3. Original Water Supply Ditch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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