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The San Bernardino Valley is a valley in Southern California. It lies at the south base of the Transverse Ranges. The San Bernardino Valley was originally inhabited by Californian Native Americans, including people of the Serrano, Cahuilla, and Tongva tribes. The Spanish missionaries established the Politana rancheria in the valley in 1810, an estancia, or ranch outpost, of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel.
From 1829, the Old Spanish Trail from New Mexico to Alta California was established and entered the valley from through Crowder Canyon and the lower canyon of Cajon Pass. By offering land, José Maria Lugo convinced a group of settlers from Abiquiu, New Mexico to settle on his rancho at Politania and defend against Indian raiders and outlaws preying on the herds of the Ranchos in Southern California. These emigrants first colonized Politana on the Rancho San Bernardino in 1842. American War was won by the U. Panorama of the San Bernardino Valley in 1909.
The valley of the kings essays
Route 66, the San Bernardino Valley is now crossed by two Interstate routes. Joan Didion, in her essay “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream,” describes the San Bernardino Valley as “in certain ways an alien place: not the coastal California of the subtropical twilights and the soft westerlies of the Pacific but a harsher California, haunted by the Mojave just beyond the mountains, devastated by the hot dry Santa Ana wind that comes down through the passes at 100 miles an hour and works on the nerves. The San Bernardino Valley encompasses one of two drainage basins of the Santa Ana River, the Inland Santa Ana Basin.