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     1. The community of Newberry Springs, east of Barstow, has hosted championship water-skiing competitions.  
     2. Hesperia was a major wine and raisin producing region in 1860.  
     3. Urbita Springs, a natural hot springs area, was a popular tourist attraction near San Bernardino in the early part of the century.  
     4. The discovery of gold in Holcomb Valley in 1860 brought many settlers to the Victorville area.  
     5. In one of California's classic real estate frauds, oranges were tied to Joshua trees in order to induce Easterners to buy "orange groves" in the desert.  
     6. Father Dumetz of Mission San Gabriel named the San Bernardino valley and mountains in 1810.  
     7. Despite being predominantly desert, San Bernardino has more area covered by water than 38 of the other counties in the state. (Being the largest county, it also has the most area covered by land!)  
     8. San Bernardino City was started in 1851 by Mormons as part of a plan for a series of outposts to the sea.  
     9. Zzyzx is a real place.  
     10. The sand dunes near Kelso sing when you walk on them.  
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