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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. Urbita Springs, a natural hot springs area, was a popular tourist attraction near San Bernardino in the early part of the century.  
     4. 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.  
     5. Silver sparked a mining boom in Red Mountain while tungsten brightened the fortunes of Randsburg.  
     6. Baldwin Lake is named after "Lucky" Baldwin who owned a nearby gold mine.  
     7. The world's oldest known living plant is in San Bernardino County.  
     8. All points south of San Luis Obispo are measured from San Bernardino peak.  
     9. The Mojave River flows underground for most of its 100 mile length yet surfaces less than 20 miles from its end at Soda Lake.  
     10. The San Andreas fault created the Cajon Pass between the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains.  
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