Category: San Bernardino County

Biography of Charles G. Andrew

A direct descendant of Captain William Johnson, one of El Monte’s founders and prominent among the builders of the city in its later growth, is the name of Charles G. Andrew, who was born February 14, 1875 in San Bernardino. Mr. Andrew’s father was Tilghman D. Andrew, a native of Maryland, coming to California at an early date. His mother was in maidenhood, Sarah Ann James, a native of California, being born near the site of the old mill on the Huntington estate, and whose father managed and operated the mill. Her father, in 1860, moved to San Bernardino, where he operated several lumber mills. His death occurred in 1911.

Charles G. Andrew, in 1881, was six years old, was brought to El Monte, where he was educated in the public schools. On reaching his majority he engaged in farming, and in 1903, acquired and settled on 22 acres of land on South Lexington, near the Durfee ranch. Here he remained for twenty-seven years, settling the place to walnuts and otherwise improving his property.

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Biography of Henry Campbell Brooke

Henry Campbell Brooke, Superintendent of Schools of San Bernardino County, and one of the most devoted and successful workers in the cause of public school education on the Pacific coast, was born in Pennsylvania in 1834. His...

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The Riverside Water Company

The 14,000 acres of irrigable land embraced in the Riverside colony are under the system of ditches constructed and owned by this water company. The owner of each acre of land en-titled to water from this company’s system...

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More Towns of San Bernardino County, California

Beaumont Beaumont formerly San Gorgonio, is an attractive little town at the head of the San Gorgonio Canon. It is sometimes designated as ” the summit,” being located on the divide,” 2,500 feet above the sea...

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Towns of San Bernardino County, California

Colony Of Etiwanda The Colony Of Etiwanda was founded in 1881 by W. B. Chaffey and George Chaffey, Jr., brothers from the province of Ontario, Canada. They purchased from Captain Garcia a tract comprising 3,000 acres, putting...

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Small Towns of San Bernardino County, California

South Cucamonga South Cucamonga is so called in contradistinction from Cucamonga (the old office) and North Cucamonga, on the California Central Railway. The town-site is named South Cucamonga, but the legal name of the post...

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The San Bernardino Society of California Pioneers

The San Bernardino Society of California Pioneers was organized in the courthouse in the city of San Bernardino, in the county of San Bernardino, State of California, on the 21st day of January 1888, with thirty charter members....

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San Bernardino City History

The city occupies just a mile square, and it was laid off on a liberal scale, viewed with reference to the demands of 1853. But it has stretched since far beyond its boundaries. The streets run according to the cardinal points...

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