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San Bernardino County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in San Bernardino

San Bernardino County Historical Markers

San Bernardino County Historic Homes & Houses
Cucamonga Rancho Winery
Established by Tiburcio Tapia, to whom the Cucamonga Rancho was granted March 3, 1839, by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado of Mexico.... [click for more]

Harvey House
In 1893 Fred Harvey, founder and operator of the Santa Fe Harvey Houses, took over the operation of all hotel and restaurants on the Santa Fe line, in... [click for more]

Site Of The Rancho Chino Adobe Of Isaac Williams
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 Anto... [click for more]

Tapia Adobe site
In 1839 Governor Juan Alvarado granted the 13,000-acre tract called Cucamonga to Tiburcio Tapia, an ex-soldier who was a prominent merchant and alcald... [click for more]

Yucaipa Adobe
Constructed in 1842 by Diego Sepúlveda, nephew of Antonio María Lugo, this is believed to be the oldest house in San Bernardino County. ... [click for more]

San Bernardino County - General Interest
A.K. Smiley Public Library
Albert K. Smiley, a leader of the city's library movement, donated this building and park to the citizens of Redlands in 1898. Through his generosity,... [click for more]

Agua Mansa
Don Juan Bandini, owner of the Jurupa Rancho, donated parts of his rancho to a group of New Mexican colonists in 1845 on the understanding that they w... [click for more]

Camp Cady (on The Mojave Road)
Camp Cady was located on the Mojave Road which connected Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Non-Indian travel on this and the nearby Salt Lake Road was beset... [click for more]

Chimney Rock
Conflicts between Indians and white settlers over the rich lands of the San Bernardino Mountains culminated in the battle at Chimney Rock on February ... [click for more]

Daley Toll Road Monument
The Daley Road, built by Edward Daley and Co. in 1870, was one of the first roads into the San Bernardino Mountains that could accommodate wagons. It ... [click for more]

Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (established By Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) - Camp Clipper
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 t... [click for more]

Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (established By Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) - Camp Ibis
Camp Ibis was established at this site in the Spring of 1942-one of eleven such camps built in the California-Arizona Desert to harden and train Unite... [click for more]

Desert Training Center, California-Arizona Maneuver Area (established By Major General George S. Patton, Jr.) - Camp Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Divisional Camp was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. One of eleven such camps built in the California-Arizona Desert to h... [click for more]

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 for... [click for more]

Garcés-Smith Monument
This monument marks an old Indian trail, the Mojave Trail, used by Father Garcés in March 1776 on his trip from Needles to San Gabriel. The sam... [click for more]

Guachama Rancheria
Guachama Rancheria, renamed San Bernardino on May 20, 1810 by Francisco Dumetz, became the San Bernardino Rancho of the Mission San Gabriel in 1819. T... [click for more]

Harry Wade Exit Route
After getting to Death Valley with the ill-fated 1849 caravan, Harry Wade found this exit route for his ox-drawn wagon and thereby saved his life and ... [click for more]

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 ru... [click for more]

Kimberly Crest
Kimberly Crest, constructed in 1897, is an excellent example of Chateauesque architecture. Near the residence is a Chateauesque-style carriage house. ... [click for more]

Madonna Of The Trail
Dedicated in 1929, the Madonna of the Trail is one of twelve identical statues placed in twelve states by the National Society of the Daughters of the... [click for more]

Mormon Road
When the Mormons came to the San Bernardino valley in 1851 they needed suitable lumber to construct their homes and stockade. To bring in lumber from ... [click for more]

Mormon Trail Monument
In June 1851, 500 Mormon pioneers came through this pass to enter the San Bernardino Valley, where they established a prosperous community. ... [click for more]

National Old Trails Monument
An old Indian trail, still visible in some places, ran roughly parallel to the Colorado River on the California side. This is the route followed by Ga... [click for more]

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... [click for more]

Possum Trot
Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (thematic historical marker). Charles Kasling began sculpturing near Andrade in 1967, and his creations now fi... [click for more]

San Bernardino Asistencia
This branch of San Gabriel Mission was constructed about 1830 on the San Bernardino Rancho. During the 1840s its buildings were used by José de... [click for more]

Santa Fe and Salt Lake Trail Monument
Erected in 1917 in honor of the brave pioneers of California who traveled the Santa Fe and Salt Lake Trail in 1849 by Sheldon Stoddard, Sydney P. Wait... [click for more]

Searles Lake Borax Discovery
John Searles discovered borax on the nearby surface of Searles Lake in 1862. With his brother Dennis, he formed the San Bernardino Borax Mining Compan... [click for more]

Site of Hula Ville
Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (thematic historical marker). Charles Kasling began sculpturing near Andrade in 1967, and his creations now fi... [click for more]

Site of Mormon Stockade
On this site in 1839 was built the first house in San Bernardino, the home of José del Carmen Lugo, one of the grantees of the San Bernardino R... [click for more]

Stoddard-Waite Monument
This monument marks the western extension of the Santa Fe Trail traveled by Sheldon Stoddard and Sydney P. Waite in 1849. ... [click for more]

Sycamore Grove
Sycamore Valley ranch, formerly called Sycamore Grove, was first camp of the Mormon pioneers. Captain Jefferson Hunt, Amasa Lyman, Charles C. Rich, Da... [click for more]

The Angeles National Forest
The first national forest in the State of California and second in the United States, Angeles National Forest was created by proclamation of President... [click for more]

The Arrowhead
Located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains directly above the City of San Bernardino, the arrowhead landmark can be seen for miles aroun... [click for more]

The Mojave Road
Long ago, Mohave Indians used a network of pathways to cross the Mojave Desert. In 1826, American trapper Jedediah Smith used their paths and became t... [click for more]

The Zanja
Spanish missionaries introduced the principle of irrigation in San Bernardino Valley, thus opening the way to settlement. Franciscan fathers engineere... [click for more]

Town of Calico
The Calico Mining District, which had a peak population of 3,000, produced between $13 and $20 million in silver and $9 million in borate minerals bet... [click for more]

United States 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 breed... [click for more]

Von Schmidt State Boundary Monument
This boundary monument, a cast iron column erected in 1873, marks the southern terminus of the California-Nevada State boundary established by A. W. V... [click for more]

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 a... [click for more]

Yucaipa Rancheria
Yucaipa Valley supported a large population of Serrano Indians. The fertile valley was watered by springs and creeks. The Indians called this area 'Yu... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009