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CHL No. 43 Mill Creek Zanja - San Bernadino


NO. 43 THE ZANJA - Spanish missionaries introduced the principle of irrigation in San Bernardino Valley, thus opening the way to settlement. Franciscan fathers engineered, and Indians dug, this first ditch, or 'zanja,' in 1819-20. It supported the San Bernardino Asistencia, the Rancho San Bernardino, then pioneer ranches and orchards and finally Redlands' domestic water supply.


University Street in Sylvan Park, Redlands
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CHL #43 - Mill Creek Zanja B