California State Historic Landmark 617
#617 Fort Benson
On this spot fort was erected, 1856, during contest over valley lands. Here stood ancient indian village, Jumuba. Headquarters first mission stock farm in valley. Here, 1821, occurred first Christian baptism credited to San Bernardino. Here, 1827, camped Jedediah Strong Smith, first American to enter California overland.
Nothing remains of this site.
601 Hunts Lane, Colton.
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