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

Original Hesperia Beginnings

1850’s

 
 
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By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
1. Original Hesperia Beginnings Marker
Inscription.  In 1850, a man named Hanbrier erected the first commercial building in Topipa, Hesperia‘s original Indian name. A major road passed this general store leading to and from Cajon’s old summit. Homesteaders settled close by, but years of drought drove them away.
 
Erected 1996 by Hesperia Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 24.741′ N, 117° 20.795′ W. Marker is in Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Muscatel Street, on the right when traveling south on Maple Avenue. 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. John Brown Road Crossing (approx. 2 miles away); Miller’s Corner (approx. 2.3 miles away); Original Water Supply Ditch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones (approx. 2.4 miles
Original Hesperia Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 7, 2021
2. Original Hesperia Beginnings Marker
away); Walters Store & House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rolar’s “66” Gas Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hesperia Hotel (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hesperia Train Station (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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