San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Arrowhead Landmark
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 qualities, and thus considered it holy ground.
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., Jack H. Brown, Chairman, J. Willard Monninger, Bruce D. Varner, Robert l. Hammock, Honorary Chairman, Adirenne gaines, Elliott L. Graham, William R. Dahlman, Gerald A. Bean, Richard L. Stauber. (Marker Number 977.)
Location. 34° 10.115′ N, 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Cannon (approx. 2.4 miles away); To Jedediah Smith (approx. 4.4 miles away); Arrowhead Plaza (approx. 4.4 miles away); Charles C Rich / Amasa M Lyman (approx. 4.4 miles away); Settlement of San Bernardino (approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing); The Council House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Mormon Stockade (approx. 4.4 miles away); Donald S. Wieman (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Bernardino.
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 •
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