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ZANJA

Historical Landmark

Description:
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.

Registration Date: 8/1/1932

Location:
City: Redlands
County: San Bernardino

Directions:
Sylvan Park, University St, Redlands

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