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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Bernardino County, California

Clickable Map of San Bernardino County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> San Bernardino County, CA (337) Inyo County, CA (134) Kern County, CA (337) Los Angeles County, CA (1923) Orange County, CA (459) Riverside County, CA (223) La Paz County, AZ (33) Mohave County, AZ (100) Clark County, NV (197)  SanBernardinoCounty(337) San Bernardino County (337)  InyoCounty(134) Inyo County (134)  KernCounty(337) Kern County (337)  LosAngelesCounty(1923) Los Angeles County (1923)  (459) Orange County (459)  RiversideCounty(223) Riverside County (223)  LaPazCountyArizona(33) La Paz County (33)  MohaveCounty(100) Mohave County (100)  ClarkCountyNevada(197) Clark County (197)
San Bernardino is the county seat for San Bernardino County
Adjacent to San Bernardino County, California
      Inyo County (134)  
      Kern County (337)  
      Los Angeles County (1923)  
      Orange County (459)  
      Riverside County (223)  
      La Paz County, Arizona (33)  
      Mohave County, Arizona (100)  
      Clark County, Nevada (197)  
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1 California, San Bernardino County, Adelanto — John Mgrdichian Park
Dedicated to the memory of John Mgrdichian, business leader and founder of the High Desert Casino. Mr. Mgrdichian cared deeply about the Adelanto community and often said he felt this was his second home. His wife, Jasmine, wishing . . . Map (db m245851) HM
2 California, San Bernardino County, Amboy — 126 — Amboy and Roy's Café
Amboy, settled as early as 1858, became a water stop when the Southern Pacific Railroad laid its tracks through the Cadiz Valley in 1883-84. Following the course of the railroad and the National Old Trails Highway, Route 66 was opened in 1926. Amboy . . . Map (db m78532) HM
3 California, San Bernardino County, Amboy — 92 — Amboy CraterNational Natural Landmark
Amboy Crater, formed of ash and cinders, is 250 feet high and 1500 feet in diameter. The crater is in one of the youngest volcanic fields in the United States. Six distinct periods of eruptions created the resulting nested group of volcanic cinder . . . Map (db m78561) HM
4 California, San Bernardino County, Amboy — 69 — Old Route 66
Perhaps no other highway in the U.S. is as fabled as old Route 66. It has been immortalized in song, literature, and even a T.V. series as the main street of America. Automobiles came early to the desert, following the railroad with its reliable . . . Map (db m78574) HM
5 California, San Bernardino County, Amboy — Route 66, Amboy, CaliforniaRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
Founded in 1858, Amboy provided a vital rest stop for weary sun drenched travelers seeking a better life in California. Amboy owned and operated by Juan Pollo restaurantsMap (db m193157) HM
6 California, San Bernardino County, Amboy — The Story of Route 66
Six panels are mounted on a base, which tell the story of Route 66 . Reading from left to right - Panel 1: The Story of Route 66 Commissioned in 1926 and soon dubbed "The Mother Road," Route 66 was a great asphalt . . . Map (db m33446) HM
7 California, San Bernardino County, Amboy — Trails and Rails Through the Mojave Desert
America has always been a nation in motion: west to the Mississippi after the Revolution, west to the Continental Divide Following the Louisiana Purchase, West again to the Pacific Coast after the War with Mexico. Like many of today's railroads, the . . . Map (db m241177) HM
8 California, San Bernardino County, Angelus Oaks — Jenks LakeHarnessing the Mountain Water
The Legend of Cap Jenks Captain Lorin Shaw Jenks ("Cap Jenks") thought this area looked like a good place for a trout pond. In the 1870's, he built an earthen and log dam and diverted water from the South Fork of the Santa Ana River. The . . . Map (db m197549) HM
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9 California, San Bernardino County, Apple Valley — Family Home of B.J. Westlund, then Roy Rogers
Historical Point of Interest Family Home of B.J. Westlund, then Roy Rogers Town of Apple ValleyMap (db m81130) HM
10 California, San Bernardino County, Arrowhead — Donald S. Wieman1900 - 1977
In 1932, during the Great Depression, California launched a large public works project to aid recovery. A major component was the construction of masonry walls, parapets and fountains along the historic "Rim of the World" highway. This work, widely . . . Map (db m51261) HM
11 California, San Bernardino County, Bagdad — 1069 — Hallowed Ground
During the years 1930 and 1931 the Department of Defense built a network of emergency airfields for use by commercial aviation. During WWII the government converted many of them to military use. This is the location of Bagdad Auxiliary . . . Map (db m241176) HM
12 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — A Lost Lake
The dry lake bed before you was once part of ancient Lake Mojave. During the last ice age, a cooler and wetter climate produced the Mojave River. It flowed inland about 150 miles from the San Bernardino Mountains, until its waters became trapped . . . Map (db m83467) HM
13 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — A Traveler's RestSoda Springs — Zzyzx —
The waters here at Soda Springs have sustained people of many cultures for thousands of years. Nomadic Chemehuevi people and the agrarian Mohave Indians visited these springs during hunting, gathering, and trading trips through the area. Their . . . Map (db m83465) HM
14 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 22 — Francis Marion "Borax" Smith
Francis Marion "Borax" Smith built the railroad to move borax out of the hills and Death Valley in 1907 to replace the twenty mule teams that crossed this way to Ludlow.Map (db m123898) HM
15 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 622 — Harry Wade Exit Route
Some 100 wagons found themselves in Salt Lake City too late to cross the Sierra Nevada. They banded together under the name of Sand Walking Co. and started for the gold fields in California over the old Spanish Trail. After being in Death Valley . . . Map (db m159400) HM
16 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 74 — Marl Springs / Seventeenmile Point
Marl Springs Marl Springs was named in 1854 by Army Surveyor Lt. Amiel Whipple for the clay-like soil around the two waterholes. With the establishment of Fort Mojave in 1859, the Mojave (or Old Government) Road came into existence. Marl . . . Map (db m159025) HM
17 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — Salt CreekA Desert and Riperian and Wetland Area
Though they comprise less than 9 percent of the 270 million acres of public lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, riparian and wetland areas, such as Salt Creek, are considered the most productive resources found on public lands. . . . Map (db m72926) HM
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18 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — Salt Creek HillsArea of Critical Environmental Concern
This area was the focus of both prehistoric...American activities and historic...mining. The rich environment provides...for numerous species. Please...protect these natural and c... This ACEC is open for hiking and non...d vehicle use. . . . Map (db m72928) HM
19 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — 34 — Soda Springs - Zzyzx Mineral Springs
In 1860 the U.S. Army established an outpost at Soda Springs to protect government supplies from Indians. Later, miners processed the adjacent lake minerals. In 1906 the Tonopah & Tidewater railroad arrived. From 1944 to 1974 Dr. Curtis H. Springer . . . Map (db m78587) HM
20 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — The Desert Studies CenterZzyzx
[Panel #1] 1776 - 1830: Early Explorers Francisco Garces 1776 - As the Revolutionary War broke out, California was still a province of Spain, and the Spanish government decided to help feed a hungry Mexico by farming the . . . Map (db m83575) HM
21 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — World’s Tallest Thermometer
Dedicated on this Saturday, October 11, 2014, to Willis and Barbara Herron, original owners / founders of the World’s Tallest Thermometer. Facts: Built in 1991, 134 feet tall, representative of the world's hottest . . . Map (db m159379) HM
22 California, San Bernardino County, Baker — Zzyzx Mineral Springs ResortDesert Studies Center
The Last Word and the Last Chance In 1944, radio evangelist Curtis Howe Springer filed a mining claim on public lands here at Soda Springs and established Zzyzx Mineral Springs resort. Over the next 30 years, Springer transformed . . . Map (db m221075) HM
23 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Amiel Weeks Whipple1817-1863
His Expedition for a transcontinental railroad, crossed the Colorado River on Feb. 27, 1854 and 3 weeks later reached Los Angeles, receiving aid from the Mojave Indians. The Atcheson, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad followed Whipple’s trail for much of . . . Map (db m50577) HM
24 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — 892 — Barstow Harvey House
Harvey Houses were legendary in the history of Western rail travel. Operated by Fred Harvey in conjunction with this Santa Fe Railway, the network of restaurant-hotels set a new standard in quality meal service. Barstow's Spanish-Moorish "Casa Del . . . Map (db m50666) HM
25 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Barstow, CaliforniaRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
One of the finest surviving examples of California's depot-hotels built around the turn of the 19th century. It's also home to the Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum and the Western American Railroad Museum (W.A.R.M.). Recognized by Hampton . . . Map (db m193156) HM
26 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Calico Mountain MinesMining the Mojave
April 6, 1881, S.C. Warden, Hues Thomas and John C. King located claims on Calico Mountain and named it the Silver King Mine. Below there, the town of Calico grew from 100 people in the spring of 1882 to over 1,200 at the peak of the rush. . . . Map (db m108837) HM
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27 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Christiansen Memorial Plaza"You Are Not Forgotten"
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28 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Father Garces1738-1781
In early 1776, he set out northward from Yuma Villages on the Colorado River on a journey that took him across the Mojave Desert to the Mission of San Gabriel. He was a master of finding guides who would escort him through their own lands.Map (db m50562) HM
29 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Fort Irwin
Prehistory Ancient hunters first wandered into the Fort Irwin area over 10,000 years ago. They hunted Late Pleistocene animals like the giant mammoth with large fluted spear-points. These hunters and gatherers lived in small . . . Map (db m192882) HM
30 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — General Beale Uses Camels
In 1857, under orders to survey a wagon road from New Mexico to California, General Edward Beale followed the 35th parallel to paths opened by Francis Aubry and Lt. A.W. Whipple. Beale’s orders required importation of camels and drivers to . . . Map (db m50561) HM
31 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — General Steven Watts Kearny1794-1848
He was “the Father of the US Calvary” and President Polk named him “Commander of the Army of the West”. In 1848 he went from Santa Fe, NM on to CA with 100 men on an arduous trip across our desert and on to a battle at San . . . Map (db m50576) HM
32 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Jedediah Smith1798-1831
In 1826 he led a party of 17 men through the territory of the Mojave Indians, then west across our Great desert. During the trek, the heat became so intense that it forced him and his men to bury themselves in the sand to keep cool. They were the . . . Map (db m50571) HM
33 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — John Charles Fremont1813-1890
Called “Pathfinder”, he was known as the west’s greatest adventurer, noted for bravery and his meticulously recorded notes on vegetation and geography. On his 3rd expedition across California in 1845 he, along with Kit Carson, led the . . . Map (db m50572) HM
34 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Kit Carson1809 - 1868
At 19, he was hired for an expedition to California. They traveled south of the Grand Canyon, crossed the Colorado, then followed the dry bed of the Mojave River and crossed the mountains at Cajon Pass to arrive at San Gabriel Mission in early 1830. . . . Map (db m50573) HM
35 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Knights of the RailsThe American Hobo
Around the time of the Civil War, railroads were being built at a frantic pace. By the early 1870s there were 60,000 miles of track in the U.S., increasing to 250,000 by the 1930s. The war had produced a generation of young men used to living under . . . Map (db m114804) HM
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36 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Mojave Riverbed Trail
You are now traveling the Old Mojave Trail, a natural riverbed highway. First used by Ute, Mojave, Chemehuevi & Paiute Indians on the move. 1776 Padre Garces - missionary, explorer & martyr. 1826 Jedediah Smith - of Salt Lake City, . . . Map (db m231282) HM
37 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Mojave Runners
The Mojave Indian Runners helped get messages and information to far flung villages. They could run up to 100 miles a day barefoot and only donned sandals on very rocky or spiney [sic] areas. A group of them met Capt. John Fremont in 1844 near where . . . Map (db m50542) HM
38 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66
In the early 1920’s, an emigration to California started from the Midwest. Families packed up and headed West on National Old Trails Hwy., and proceeded right along Barstow’s Main street. The depression and dust storms of the 1930’s sent families to . . . Map (db m50530) HM
39 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — National Training Center and Fort IrwinPainted Rocks
• In 1844, Captain John C. Fremont, accompanied by Kit Carson, was the first member of the US Army to visit the Fort Irwin area. • 8 August 1940: Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range established by Franklin D. Roosevelt. • 4 November 1942: Camp . . . Map (db m192890) HM
40 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — 141 — Slash X Ranch
The Slash X Ranch was started in 1942 by Lee and Mary Berry. Lee was known as the "Cattle Baron" of the Mojave Desert. At its peak the Slash X ran about 3000 head of cattle. Mary, his wife, did not want drinking and carousing in her house. So using . . . Map (db m78519) HM
41 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — 156 — Stoddard Wells Road
Previous to the building of Stoddard Wells Road, the primary route of travel between the Fish Ponds (present-day Daggett) and Little Meadows (present-day Victorville) was by way of the Mojave River and Lane's Crossing. Although it later became known . . . Map (db m92810) HM
42 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Susie De RidderTA Citizen Driver
On August 29, 2023, this location was dedicated to Susie De Ridder, TA Citizen Driver. Susie grew up in a trucking family and would often accompany her Dad on trucking trips as a young girl. She noticed from a very young age the lack of . . . Map (db m240867) HM
43 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — The California Gold Rush
With the discovery of gold in California in 1848, it’s statehood in 1850, and the resulting emigration to the west, the interest of the government in exploring a rail link to the Pacific became serious in the early 1850’s. Not only would a Pacific . . . Map (db m50558) HM
44 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — The Harvey House
In the late 1800’s to 1930’s, rail travel was considered the choice of transportation, Fred Harvey had set up a string of dining rooms and boarding houses for Santa Fe passengers. In 1911, Mr. Harvey opened million dollar “Casa Del . . . Map (db m50535) HM
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45 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — The Mormon Trail
The Southern Route of the Mormon Trail followed paths explored by Father Garces and Jedediah Smith. In 1848, Mormon Battalion Captain Jefferson Hunt trailed cattle to Utah on this trail. The Daniel Davis family, also of the Mormon Battalion, . . . Map (db m50580) HM
46 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — The Old Spanish Trail
[Text from the bottom panels, left to right] The first explorers kept detailed journals of their expeditions detailing the route taken and the friendly and hostile encounters with Indians along the way. Journals assisted those who followed . . . Map (db m50615) HM
47 California, San Bernardino County, Barstow — Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886William Barstow Strong
In 1885, the California Southern R.R. Co. connected with the Atlantic and Pacific R.R. line on the Mojave River creating Waterman Junction. Being named for Governor Waterman, owner of Waterman Mine and a mill nearby. A post office was . . . Map (db m107132) HM
48 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear City — 5 Stamp MillBig Bear Valley Historical Museum
The stamp mill was an early machine used to crush gold bearing ore. Many miners were employed at the large scale mines and Big Bear was one of the many mining towns. Gold Mountain and Rose mines were the largest, having 40 stamps each on . . . Map (db m197824) HM
49 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear City — 619 — Holcomb Valley
Southern California's largest gold rush followed the discovery of rich placer deposits by William F. Holcomb and Ben Choteau on May 4, 1860. Miners rushed to the valley and established boom towns. Belleville, the largest, rivaled San Bernardino in . . . Map (db m50702) HM
50 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear City — Main Museum BuildingBig Bear Valley Historical Museum
This building was built by Guy Maltby of Big Bear Valley Milling & Lumber Company in 1927-1928. It was the original community market in Big Bear City, & was sold to Frank & Freda Jakobi who lived upstairs. It was replaced in 1936 with todays . . . Map (db m236792) HM
51 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear City — Woodland Club Caddy ShackPeter Pan Woodland Club
Originally located in Bear City Park, this miniature Maltby building was once the golf shack of the Peter Pan Woodland Club. The club was known for its beautiful golf course, pools, and equestrian trails. Builder Guy Maltby was known for . . . Map (db m197826) HM
52 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — 21 — Bellevill Holcomb Valley
Founded in late 1859. Bellevill was named after Belle Van Dusen, the first child born in Holcomb Valley, she was the daughter of Ted Van Dusen, the town blacksmith and early pioneer.Map (db m78590) HM
53 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — Big Bear Solar Observatory
BBSO is home to the world's largest aperture, and highest resolution solar telescope. The 1.6 meter primary mirror of the New Solar Telescope (NST) is housed in the first facility-class solar telescope made in the USA in a generation. The . . . Map (db m197808) HM
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54 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — Big Bear ValleyThe Lake You Love
Big Bear Lake, as you see it now, is a hub for recreation and outdoor activities. Did you know if you stood on this spot in the 1880's you wouldn't see a lake at all? Until 1885, the lake in front of you was a sprawling wet meadow laced by a . . . Map (db m197780) HM
55 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — Champion Lodgepole Pine — How long does it take to become a Champion? —
Over 400 years ago, as the Spanish adventurer Cabrillo was exploring what is now Southern California, the mighty pine above you had just peeked through the soil. By the time Benjamin Davis Wilson discovered our valley in 1845, this tree had . . . Map (db m197487) HM
56 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — Grizzly Come Home CampaignBig Bear Alpine Zoo
In January 1996: A family of "Three Strikes" Grizzly Bears were captured outside of Yellowstone National Park. US Fish and Wildlife Bear Management guidelines directed the rangers to either find them a permanent home in a zoological facility . . . Map (db m197752) HM
57 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — 2 — Holcomb Valley Reported missing
Named for William Francis "Bill" Holcomb, pioneer prospector who, in this valley discovered Southern California's richest gold field - May 5, 1860.Map (db m50610) HM
58 California, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake — 725 — Old Bear Valley Dam
In 1884 Frank Brown built an unusual dam here to supply irrigation water for the Redlands area. The single-arch granite dam formed Big Bear Lake, then the world’s largest man-made lake. Engineers claimed the dam would not hold, and declared it “The . . . Map (db m128510) HM
59 California, San Bernardino County, Boron — Capt. Mel Apt, USAFPilot of the Bell X-2 — In Memory of his Contribution —
First human being to reach and exceed Mach 3 - 2094 mph. Perished near this site on September 27th 1956 while returning to base on the first manned Mach Three mission in history. The Bell X-2, AFSN# 46-674, crashed at this location . . . Map (db m125805) HM
60 California, San Bernardino County, Chambless — Route 66 Roadside Service Areas: Road Runner’s Retreat
From Chicago to Santa Monica Route 66 was dotted with roadside cafes and gas stations. These stops provided a respite for those traveling The Mother Road offering a refreshing soft drink, a burger and fries, or an eye-popping cup of coffee as well . . . Map (db m242749) HM
61 California, San Bernardino County, Chase — 40 — The Mojave Road
Long ago Mohave Indians used a network of pathways to cross the Mojave Desert to reach the Pacific Coast from their homes along the Colorado River. In 1776, the Spanish Missionary Francisco Garces became the first non-Indian to trek these . . . Map (db m78586) HM
62 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — “Operation Moolah”
Operation Moolah was a United States Air Force effort to obtain a fully capable Soviet MiG-15 jet fighter for analysis. The operation focused on encouraging a Communist pilot from the Soviet Union, China, or North Korea to defect with a MiG . . . Map (db m242374) HM WM
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63 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — A World Turned Upside Down
The Korean War ravaged up and down the peninsula. Family members and relatives, separated only by geography, fund themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. For them, the Korean War became brother versus brother, father versus son, cousin . . . Map (db m242378) HM WM
64 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Care and Comfort – Doctors and Nurses of the Korean War
Throughout the conflict, doctors and nurses performed vital and heroic functions to save lives. Whether on-board hospital ships, conducting airborne medical evacuations, or serving with frontline Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) units, days were . . . Map (db m242380) HM WM
65 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Communist Military Casualties of the Korean War
On June 25, 1950, at the encouragement of the Soviet Union, military forces of the North Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea in an attempt to unify the peninsula under communist rule. In November 1950, again at the urging of the Soviet . . . Map (db m242376) HM WM
66 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Cornerstone to Chino’s First Reservoir
This reservoir, now demolished, was built for Fenton Mercer Slaughter in 1894. It was located about one-quarter mile north of this adobe.Map (db m249) HM
67 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Daring Aggressiveness
John Walmsley, Jr. Captain – U.S. Air Force Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland Recognition: Medal of Honor – Posthumous Early in the Korean War, John Walmsley volunteered to fly nighttime bombing missions against the communist truck and . . . Map (db m242413) HM WM
68 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Duels in the Sky – The Aces of the Korean War
During the three years of the Korean War, nearly 100 men, flying for either the United Nations or Communist forces, achieved ace status – a pilot who successfully shot down five or more aircraft. For the Soviet Union, which claimed at least . . . Map (db m242379) HM WM
69 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — From the Ashes
The objective of the Korean War for both sides was unification of the Korean peninsula under their particular form of government. Neither side achieved their goal. After the Armistice, with Soviet and Chinese help, North Korean rebuilt . . . Map (db m242373) HM WM
70 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — MiG Alley200 Miles
This sign, a reproduction of one positioned at Kimpo Air Base in South Korea, represents the role that aviation played in the Korean War. From airfields throughout South Korea and Japan, United Nations forces flew a constant steam of missions . . . Map (db m242368) HM WM
71 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — 942 — Rancho Chino Adobe Site
Near this site, Isaac Williams in 1841 built a large adobe home, located on the 22,000-acre Rancho Chino which he acquired from his father-in-law Antonio Lugo. The "Battle of Chino" occurred at the adobe on September 26-27, 1846, during which 24 . . . Map (db m50665) HM
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72 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Site of the Battle of Chino
Near this spot once stood the home of Isaac Williams, first American settler in this valley, about which on September 26-27 1846, was fought the first important engagement in California of the war with Mexico. This was also the site of the Chino . . . Map (db m379) HM
73 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — The Korean WarJune 1950 – July 1953
They came from remote villages, small towns, and large cities. From all levels of society – farmers, workers, merchants, professionals. Some fought on the side of communism, others for the idea of self-government, still other for the man next . . . Map (db m242369) HM WM
74 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — Unflinching Courage
Joseph Rodriguez Private First Class – U.S. Army Hometown: San Bernardino, California Recognition: Medal of Honor Joseph Rodriguez was a twenty-two year old private first class (PFC) assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 17th . . . Map (db m242417) HM WM
75 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — WWII Army Air Corps Pilots
This marker commemorates the World War II Army Air Corps Pilots who were trained between 1940 and 1944, at this airfield that was the home of the Cal-Aero Flight Academy.Map (db m242382) HM WM
76 California, San Bernardino County, Chino — 191 — Yorba-Slaughter Adobe
This example of early California architecture was built in 1850-53 by Raimundo Yorba. Purchased in 1868 by Fenton Mercer Slaughter, it was preserved as a memorial to him by his daughter, Julia Slaughter Fuqua.Map (db m923) HM
77 California, San Bernardino County, Colton — 121 — Agua Mansa Cemetery
This historic site marks the resting place of the pioneers of the Agua Mansa area which was started about 1840. The preservation of this cemetery began in 1951.Map (db m127364) HM
78 California, San Bernardino County, Colton — 3 — Colton Public LibraryCarnegie Library Building
This building, the home of the Colton Area Museum and the Homework Assistance Center, is the result of a vision initiated by the Colton Womens Club in 1902. A charitable trust established by steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie . . . Map (db m245887) HM
79 California, San Bernardino County, Colton — 617 — Fort Benson
This is the site of an adobe fortification erected about 1856-57 by the "Independent" faction in a dispute with the Mormons over a land title. The fort was maintained for about a year. This also is the site of the Indian village of Jumuba, and . . . Map (db m51027) HM
80 California, San Bernardino County, Crestline — 96 — Mormon Lumber Road
In the spring of 1852, over one hundred Mormon men donated a full thousand man-days of arduous labor, to construct a road up Waterman Canyon, past this spot, and into the prime timber, where some of their enterprising bethren established six . . . Map (db m154361) HM
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81 California, San Bernardino County, Daggett — 83 — Daggett
This community long served as a supply point and railhead for the mines of Death Valley and Calico. In the early 1880's the first borax produced in Death Valley was hauled by mule team to the Atlantic & Pacific R.R. (later the Santa Fe) at Daggett. . . . Map (db m78568) HM
82 California, San Bernardino County, Daggett — 115 — Daggett Garage
The Daggett Garage began life in the 1880s at the borax town of Marion, located on the northeast shore of Calico Dry Lake, as a locomotive repair roundhouse for the narrow-gauge Borate and Daggett Railroad. Daggett blacksmith Seymour Alf used a . . . Map (db m78541) HM
83 California, San Bernardino County, Daggett — 98 — Forks of the Road
Three miles north lies the Mojave River and the site of Forks of the Road. This was the junction of two major travel routes: The Old Spanish or Salt Lake Trail and The Ancient Mojave River Trail. In the 1830s and 1840s the Old Spanish Trail saw . . . Map (db m159526) HM
84 California, San Bernardino County, Devore — 573 — Sycamore Grove
This campsite on both the Mojave Trail over the mountains and the Cajon Pass Route was probably first seen by Spanish and American traverlers in the 1770's and was noted by them in 1806, 1849 and 1850. Michael White, grantee in 1843 of the . . . Map (db m70606) HM
85 California, San Bernardino County, Earp — 82 — Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp was born in Illinois March 19, 1848. In 1864 he came west with his family, settling near San Bernardino. He later served as lawman in Wichita and Dodge City, then came to Tombstone in 1879. After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, . . . Map (db m78569) HM
86 California, San Bernardino County, Fenner — 985 — Clipper Divisional CampCamp Clipper - Desert Training Center — California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
Camp Clipper was established at a site that reached From Essex Road to this location in the spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the Southwestern Desert to harden and train United States troops for service on the . . . Map (db m72258) HM
87 California, San Bernardino County, Fenner — John Wilkie Safety Roadside Rest Area At Fenner
As Caltrans Highway Superintendent for the Needles area, John Wilkie sought ways to improve maintenance at this Rest Area. Pursuing this goal, John became a statewide leader in increasing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. . . . Map (db m335) HM
88 California, San Bernardino County, Fontana — 93 — Fontana Farms CompanyCamp No. 1, Foreman's Ranch House — In Operation, 1905-1941 —
Joe McKamie alerted Fontana Historical Society about Camp. Ora Scott provided interest free loan of $10,000 and City of Fontana gave down payment of $3,000 to save house. Society acquired ownership title to house on November 22, 1978. Restoration . . . Map (db m135522) HM
89 California, San Bernardino County, Fontana — 950 — Site of U.S. Rabbit Experimental Station
In March 1928, the Federal Government established the first and only experimental station in the United States devoted solely to research on the breeding and raising of rabbits on a five-acre property donated by A. B. Miller of Fontana. The station . . . Map (db m50670) HM
90 California, San Bernardino County, Fort Irwin — Deep Space Station - 14Commemorating 40 Years of Service to the Deep Space Network — 1966 - 2006 —
As a communication platform: Supporting space exploration beginning with the Mariner 4 mission to Mars, and through the years providing a vital link to NASA's robot explorers across the solar system, including Voyager, Mars Exploration Rovers, . . . Map (db m50371) HM
91 California, San Bernardino County, Glen Helen — Pioneer Women
Erected in memory of the pioneer women of the San Bernardino Valley who dared to travel across the country by ox team and covered wagon to help lay the foundation for the building of this state.Map (db m72579) HM
92 California, San Bernardino County, Goffs — 136 — Army Camp at GoffsDesert Training Center — California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
The U. S. Army maintained a camp at Goffs 1942-1944. Goffs was an important railhead, supply point, hospital, and for three months in 1942 Headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division. That unit went on to distinguish itself in combat in the Aleutians . . . Map (db m78523) HM
93 California, San Bernardino County, Goffs — Goffs SchoolhouseRoute 66 Roadside Attraction — Essex, California —
The Goffs Schoolhouse served this highway, railway, ranching and mining community from 1914 to 1937. It was restored in 1998 and is now listed on the National Historic Register. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a . . . Map (db m194736) HM
94 California, San Bernardino County, Goffs — 65 — Goffs Schoolhouse1914
The first school in Goffs opened its doors for the fall term in 1911 serving the needs of cattle ranches, mining districts, homesteaders, the railroad, and, most of all, the people supporting expanding travel on the National Old Trails Road – . . . Map (db m78575) HM
95 California, San Bernardino County, Goffs — 61 — Pah-Ute CreekFort Pah-Ute — Mojave Road —
Pah-Ute Creek, which runs year around, attracted many Indian tribes, who used several Indian trails through this area. The first white man to visit Pah-Ute Creek was Fr. Francisco Garces in May of 1776. It was given it's name by Lt. A.W. Whipple . . . Map (db m78577) HM
96 California, San Bernardino County, Hesperia — 7 — Atongai Indian VillageOldest Known Settlement in Hesperia — Prehistoric —
A prehistoric Indian village called Atongai once existed here. In 1776, famed Padre Garces visited this settlement, where in 1819 mission native converts began building a place for Christian worship. Their efforts failed when they were killed . . . Map (db m166604) HM
97 California, San Bernardino County, Hesperia — 9 — Elliot Ranch1927
Elliot Ranch is just south of this point, in Little Horse Thief Canyon. It is the thirty acre homestead of William and Lena Elliot built in 1927. The family with eight children truly lived frontier lives in wilderness surroundings. . . . Map (db m166295) HM
98 California, San Bernardino County, Hesperia — 3a — Hesperia Hotel1887 - 1961
A three story, world famous brick hotel stood here for 74 years. It was the region's finest building for years, and had hot and cold water on each floor plus a toilet.Map (db m166544) HM
99 California, San Bernardino County, Hesperia — Hesperia Hotel Granite Stones
These three granite stones were part of the foundation of possibly the High Deserts’ greatest landmark. The Hesperia Hotel was built in the late 1880's. This magnificent Hotel stood as a skyscraper at the corner of Hesperia Road and Spruce for . . . Map (db m166538) HM
100 California, San Bernardino County, Hesperia — 3b — Hesperia Train Station1887 - 1952
A 15 foot by 20 foot, wooden, moveable station once stood directly across Hesperia Road from here. A 12 foot by 12 foot jail was built alongside. In the beginning, the California Southern Railroad used Hesperia for a stopping point.Map (db m166550) HM

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