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San Bernardino, California Historical Markers

 
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By Michael Kindig, January 29, 2011
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California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — Arrowhead Plaza
Rancho Agua Caliente by 1820 was established by Mission San Gabriel authorities in this area to supply water and grass for mission cattle. Jose Del Carmen Lugo, Jose Maria Lugo and Vicente Lugo acquired the mission lands in 1823 and built a . . . — Map (db m120649) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — Charles C Rich / Amasa M Lyman
In memory of Charles C Rich Amasa M Lyman Builders of the Council House 1852 First school, church, and later Court House of this county. — Map (db m120647) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — 618 — Garces-Smith MonumentThe Mojave Indian Trail
Traveled by Fr. Francisco Garcés, March, 1776, and Jedediah S. Smith, November, 1826. — Map (db m127804) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — Historic Cannon
1818 Mexican Cannon captured in Los Angeles by Americans in 1845 and placed in Fort Benson in 1856 by an independent party in a dispute with Mormons over land title. — Map (db m86676) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — Mormon Pioneer Trail
On June 1851, the first major group of 520 Mormon settlers entered Southern California at Baldy Mesa Ridge in the West Cajon Pass. This location is northwest of Highway 138, about four miles from the Palmdale Freeway offramp. The Wagon Route ran . . . — Map (db m51259) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railway built San Bernardino‘s first permanent train depot in 1886 to meet the growing number of rail passengers and to house its Los Angeles division administrative and freight offices. This two-and-a-half-story wooden . . . — Map (db m124518) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — 302 — Settlement of San Bernardino
(top-center plaque) 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 . . . — Map (db m120645) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — 44 — Site of Mormon Stockade
On this site in 1839 was built the first house in San Bernardino, the home of Jose del Carmen Lugo one of the grantees of the Rancho San Bernardino. Also on this site in 1851 a stockade of logs was built as a protection against Indians. In it . . . — Map (db m120632) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — 578 — Stoddard-Waite Monument
Sheldon Stoddard Sydney P. Waite came over this trail 1849 helped erect this monument 1912 — Map (db m123887) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — 977 — The Arrowhead Landmark
Located on the hills above San Bernardino, the Arrowhead has been an important landmark for centuries. It is believed to be a natural feature but its true origin is unknown. The distinctive arrowhead shape is visible because the white sage, which . . . — Map (db m126067) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — The Council House
On this site the first public building erected in this county was the Council House. Built by Amasa Lyman and Charles C. Rich in 1853. Built of adobe, it was the central office of the Mormon interests both religious and secular. Later it was our . . . — Map (db m120648) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — To Jedediah SmithPathfinder of the Southern Sierras
Born at Brambridge in Northern N.Y. January 6, 1799 he discovered south pass of the Rocky Mts. the great gateway through which passed nearly all subsequent migration west and northwest from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He was the first American . . . — Map (db m120646) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — World’s First McDonald’s
Dick and Mac McDonald opened the world’s first McDonald’s Self-Service, Drive-In Restaurant on this site in San Bernardino, California, December 1948. They previously operated a successful Drive-In Barbeque Restaurant with Carhop Service on this . . . — Map (db m120644) HM

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