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1. The community of Newberry Springs, east of Barstow, has hosted championship water-skiing competitions.  
2. Redlands got its name from the red soil in the area.  
3. The discovery of gold in Holcomb Valley in 1860 brought many settlers to the Victorville area.  
4. San Bernardino is one of eleven counties which are not general law counties.  
5. San Bernardino is nearly 450 times the size of the smallest California county.  
6. San Bernardino County is home to the world's largest Joshua tree and was home to the largest lodge pole pine tree until the Forest Service blew it up it up with dynamite.  
7. All points south of San Luis Obispo are measured from San Bernardino peak.  
8. The first water district using water shares was in Etiwanda.  
9. Three deserts exist in San Bernardino County.  
10. San Bernardino has geothermal springs within the city limits.  

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