California State Historic Landmark 43
#043 Mill Creek 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. In historical sequence the zanja supported the San Bernardino
Asistencia, Rancho San Bernardino, pioneer ranches, orchards, and Redlands' domestic water
Sylvan Park, University St, Redlands.
The Zanja is located in the southern portion of the park.
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