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     1. Redlands got its name from the red soil in the area.  
     2. Oranges were first grown commercially in the County in Redlands in the late 1850's.  
     3. 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.  
     4. San Bernardino is nearly 450 times the size of the smallest California county.  
     5. The town of Amboy is adjacent to the now deserted town of Amgirl, both named after the children of an illiterate miner.  
     6. Although he never was a resident there, Rancho Cucamonga has a statue of Jack Benny.  
     7. All points south of San Luis Obispo are measured from San Bernardino peak.  
     8. The Mojave River flows underground for most of its 100 mile length yet surfaces less than 20 miles from its end at Soda Lake.  
     9. San Bernardino has geothermal springs within the city limits.  
     10. Calico Ghost Town was once owned by Knott's Berry Farm.  
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