San Bernardino in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Settlement of San Bernardino
In March 1851 Charles C. Rich and Amasa M. Lyman, apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, left Utah with 437 people "to establish a stronghold for the gathering of saints in California." Jefferson Hunt, David Seeley and Andrew Lytle were captains of organized companies. They purchased the Rancho 'de San Bernardino', selected a site for settlement, built a fort enclosing 100 homes and erected an adobe building for church and school. 1300 acres of grain were planted, grist and saw mills erected and roads made into nearby canyons. Local government was established, city incorporated and the population doubled. Before the call back to Utah by President Brigham Young in 1857, pioneers from Yerba Buena, England, and the Pacific joined the settlement.
San Bernardino County, Calif.
Daniel Porter Clark • Collins Rowe Hakes
Joshua Abbott • Dr. A Ainsworth • Horace Martin Alexander • Charles Hopkins Allen • Mathew Amen • Ellis Ames • Simon Andrews • Martin H. Anderson • David L. Aldridge • Abner Bell • Amos Wilson Bemis • Mrs. Jerusha Gurnsey Bemis • Alfred William Benson • Jerome M. Benson • Issac Bessant • Thomas Binham • Thomas Abner Black Burn • Hiram Blackwell
Issac Grundy • W.V. Hakes • Joseph Hancock • Ebenezer Hanks • George Hanks • John Harris, Sr. • Moses Harris • Silas Harris • Francis Marion Haws • William Heap • Mrs. Margaret Adam Henderson • Robert Henry • Valentine J. Herring • Lucas Hoagland • Samuel Hofflin • John Daniel Holladay, Sr. • John Daniel Holladay, Jr. • Richard Hopkins • John Hughs • James Humpries • Ambrose Hunt • Captain Jefferson Hunt • John Hunt • Jesse Hunter • Joseph Hyde • William Hyde • Alonzo Jones • David Jones • Marcus Katz • William Decatur Kartchner • Carlin Keller • Alexander Keir • George Benjiman Kinyon • John Tempest Leffen • John P. Lee • Rupert Lee • John Moss Lewis • George Lord • William Lunceford • Apostle Amasa Mason Lyman • Captain Andrew Lytle • John W. Marshall • Moses Martin • Joseph Lazarus Matthews • John Mayfield • Abner McCrary • William McDonald • Henry McGee • Jerry McIlvane • Dr. William L. McIntyre • Sidney Mee • John Metcalf • Jarrid Miller • Miner • William Mills • Justus Morse • William Nish • Henry J. Parker • Ezra Parrish • Charles C. Piercy • John Phelps • Jervis E. Pike • Edward Pool • Robert Poppett
John D. Potter • Mrs. Louisa Barnes Pratt • Henry Rabel • Apostle Charles Coulson Rich • John Roseros • J. Rebbeck • Gilbert Hathaway Rolfe • Samuel J. Rolfe • James Henry Rollins • Mrs. Liz Flake Rowan • Joseph Sturgis Sawyer • Captain David Seeley • Justus Wellington Seeley • Walter A. Shay, Sr. • Carlos Shepherd • Marcus Lafayette Shepherd • Samuel Shepherd • Hendy G. Sherwood • Robert Singleton • George Warren Sirrine • William (Bill) Smith • Allen Freeman Smithson • John Bartley Smithson • WIlliam Cox Smithson • George Sparks • Quartus S. Sparks • Charles Stapley • John B. Stewart • William Stephens • Amos Stiles • Mrs. Jane W. Stoddard • Sheldon Stoddard • William Stout • Archie Sullivan • Gibert Summee • George Swarthout • Nathan Swarthout • Truman Swarthout • Philip Swarthout • Like Syphus • Daniel W. Taft • Albert Tanner • Freeman Tanner • Elmer Taylor • Norman Taylor • Nathan C. Tenney • Daniel M. Thomas • Joseph Thorn • Theodore Thorpe • THomas King Thompkins • Thoedore Turley • Ephraim Twitchell • U. U. Tyler • William Unthank • Anson Van Leuven • Frederick Van Leuven • Benjamin Van Leuven • Robert Walkinshaw • W. Watts • Mrs. Sarah Jones Weeks • Otha Wells • Mathew Welsh • James Monroe West • George Washington Wikins • William Whitney • Bushrod W. Wislon • W. Witby • J. Witworth • Nathan J. Wixon • Sam Wolf • William Wood • James Young • Lewis Young
Erected 1964 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 302.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 6.338′ N, 117° 17.376′ W. Marker was in San Bernardino, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker was on North Arrowhead Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Charles C Rich / Amasa M Lyman (here, next to this marker); The Council House (here, next to this marker); Site of Mormon Stockade (within shouting distance of this marker); To Jedediah Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrowhead Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Benson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Cannon (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Arrowhead Landmark (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Bernardino.
1. Plaque Replacement Efforts
In 1965 the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers dedicated a monument on the San Bernardino County Courthouse grounds recognizing the 1851-1857 pioneers of San Bernardino County. A few years ago two of the five bronze plaques on the monument were stolen and those remaining were removed to preserve them and are stored in the courthouse.
The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in Salt Lake City have contacted the Old Adobe Camp of the San Bernardino Company to see about restoring the monument by replacing the missing plaque. The Director of Court Facilities has agreed to move the plaques into the courthouse where they can be safe from theft.
We are in need of about $2500 in funds to pay for a replacement plaque. We are trying to reach those people who feel connected to the pioneers who founded San Bernardino and/or would be willing to contribute to the project. Any amount would be appreciated. Donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to Daughters of the Utah Pioneers or DUP. Receipts are available on request.
Please mail your donation to:
Pres. Dianna Rounds
San Bernardino Camp, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
35061 Willow Springs Dr.
Yucaipa, CA 92399-5937
— Submitted November 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.
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