city and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:San Bernardino county, California, U.S.A., about 6o m . E. of Los Angeles . Pop . (1900) 6150 (873
See also:born); (191o) 12,779 . It is served by the
See also:Topeka &
See also:Santa Fe, the
See also:Southern Pacific and the San Pedro, Los Angeles &
See also:Salt Lake
See also:railways, and by an interurban electric
See also:line . The city is situated in a valley at an altitude of about 1050 ft., at the S.
See also:base of the San Bernardino
See also:mountain range and 20 M . W. of San Bernardino mountain (11,600 ft.) . Among the public buildings are a Carnegie library (1903; the library was established in 1891), with 1o,000 volumes in 1909, and the county
See also:house . There are two public parks,
See also:Lugo, near the centre of the city, and Meadowbrook, on the E. outskirts . San Bernardino is one of several places (
See also:Redlands, Highland, Rialto, Colton.,
See also:Riverside, Pomona) that lie near together in
See also:part of the citrus fruit,
See also:alfalfa and
See also:grain region of S . California . The Santa Fe railway has extensive repair and construction shops here .
San Bernardino is popularly known as the "
See also:Gate City of Southern California." Five
See also:miles N. of the city, and connected with it by electric railway, at the base of a mountain on whose side is a
See also:blaze shaped like an arrow-
See also:head, are the Arrowhead Hot Springs (196° F.), resembling the
See also:waters; the hotel at the Springs is heated by their waters . Other hot springs near San Bernardino are the Urbita, 14 m . S., and the Harlem, 4 M . N.E . About 1822
See also:Spanish missionaries settled about 5 M. from the site of the
See also:present city and called their
See also:mission San Bernardino (from St Bernardin of
See also:Siena) . In 1851 the
See also:Mormons established here a colony, which was abandoned in 1857 . The county was organized in 1853 with the county-seat at San Bernardino, which was incorporated as a
See also:town in 1854 . It was deprived of its
See also:charter in 1861, but received a new one in 1864 . The Southern Pacific in 1876 gave the city connexion with the ocean, and the Santa Fe in 1885 connected it with the East . Under a state enactment in 1905 San Bernardino adopted a new charter which provides for the " recall " by petition, the initiative and the
See also:referendum .
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