* Great Food...Kids' Games...Poker Run...
Open Header Contest....Merchandise....
People's Choice Awards.....Vendors......
* Fri. October 10, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* Sat. October 11, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* At the: San Manuel Baseball Stadium
280 E. Street, San Bewrnardino
* For more information:
* The above photograph and accompanying article were taken from the September 1917 issue of THE AMERICAN CITY magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 3, page 258.
* Unfortunately, we only have the first part of the article and do not have the rest of the story.
* We do know that the business behind the fire hydrant is that of Boyd-Scott & Lathrop Real Estate Loans, located at 467 3rd Street in downtown San Bernardino.
* Question: Was San Bernardino the first city to start painting red curbs or putting "No Parking" signs in front of fire hydrants?
* What’s best of all, the hydrant showed in the magazine is just like the one in the San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum!
(Thanks to Steve Shaw for the photo & the article.)
* Saturday, October 18, 2014
* 8:00 am until Noon (Vendor setup 6:30 am to 8:00 am)
* At the Santa Fe Depot...1170 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
* Admission: $4.00 donation. Accompaning spouse and under 18 free.
* Contact: Larry (951) 686-7890 or Gary (909) 794-3153 email@example.com
Researching Kaiser Steel
Jeff Staggs presents us with a unique perspective of Santa Fe and the Kaiser Steel Plant, that was located 11 miles west of San Bernardino.
Jeff had previously worked for Kaiser Steel and is currently the editor of the SFRH&MS Western Archives Newsletter and has spent hundreds of hours searching the files and photographs to tell this story.
Also in this issue is an order form and information for Los Angeles Division Employee Timetables and Division Dispatcher Trainsheets (both available on CD/DVD's).
Click here to see the current issue of the Newsletter.
The wooden Pavilion, San Bernardino’s first public auditorium, was built in 1890 and was dedicated on New Year's Day in 1891. It was located in the park where the Feldheym Library is now located.
The Pavilion soon became a very popular gathering place hosting everything from political rallies to religious meetings to social affairs, conventions, fairs, dances and parties of all kinds. Company K of the local California National Guard used the basement to store ammunition.
In 1904, over 1,000 attended the reception and banquet for visiting railroad engineers. By 1910, Mrs. Beeman was conducting a kindergarten class there.
During political campaigns, audiences of 3,500 to 4,000 filled every corner of the famous old building. The Pavilion was used for the last time when Governor Hiram Johnson spoke before a large crowd in 1913.
Shortly after 1:00 AM on September 20, 1913, the Pavilion caught fire and was consumed in a spectacular blaze. Explosions of ammunition stored in the basement blew the burning fragments of the roof into the air, and flames roared upward hundreds of feet.
After the fire the only question on everyone's mind was, "When will there be erected another to take its place?" It was 10 years before the Pavilion was replaced by the Municipal Auditorium.