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1. The discovery of gold in Holcomb Valley in 1860 brought many settlers to the Victorville area.  
2. Barstow was originally called Waterman Junction after the nearby Waterman silver mine.  
3. The town of Amboy is adjacent to the now deserted town of Amgirl, both named after the children of an illiterate miner.  
4. One of the oldest "early man" sites in the United States is at Calico and was excavated by Dr. Leakey.  
5. Although he never was a resident there, Rancho Cucamonga has a statue of Jack Benny.  
6. the City of San Bernardino is the only municipality in the nation with at statue honoring Dr. Martin  
7. The tallest thermometer in the World is in Baker  
8. The largest planting of grapevines in the State were once in San Bernardino County.  
9. The first water district using water shares was in Etiwanda.  
10. Calico Ghost Town was once owned by Knott's Berry Farm.  

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