San Bernadino, California
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The San Bernardino Valley was once referred, by its indigenous peoples, as ‘The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God”. Additionally, the Tongva peoples called the area ‘Wa’aach’ in their language. The Spanish founded the city of San Bernardino, on May 20th, 1810. It was named for Bernardino of Siena, a saint who lived during the 15th century, and long considered the ‘Apostle of Italy.’ San Bernardino was officially incorporated into a city on August 10th, 1869.
Modern day San Bernardino, according to a 2013 US census bureau estimate, has a population of 213,708 people. This makes it the 17th most populous city in the state of California and the 100th most populous city in the country. San Bernardino is located within the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area. The Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area has often been referred to as the ‘Inland Empire.’ The Inland Empire, according to a 2010 US census estimate, has a population of 4,224,851 people. This makes it the 13th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. San Bernardino is also part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Greater Los Angeles Area, according to a 2014 estimate, has a population of 18,550,288 people, which makes it the second largest metropolitan area in the country, following the New York metropolitan area. The Greater Los Angeles Area is one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world.
San Bernardino is home to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway’s Intermodal freight transport yard, the Yellow Freight Systems’ cross-docking trucking center, and Pacific Motor Trucking. More famously, however, the city features a McDonald’s museum on the site of the original McDonald’s restaurant, at 1398 North E Street and West 14th Street. The original McDonald’s restaurant opened on May 15th, 1940.
The largest current employer in San Bernardino is California State University, San Bernardino, which employs more than 2,500 people. California State University, San Bernardino, was established in 1965, and as of 2014, has a $24.5 million endowment. As of the Fall semester 2013, CSUSB has a total student population of 18,398. California State University, San Bernardino offers 138 types of Bachelor’s degrees, 67 Master’s degrees, a doctoral degree in education, and 23 teaching credentials.
San Bernardino isn’t just about business and education, though. The San Bernardino Mountains are certainly a site to behold. San Gorgonio Mountain, which is the San Bernardino Mountain Range’s highest peak, stands at a whopping 11,499 ft (3,505 m) tall.
Additionally, the city is home to the largest outdoor music venue in the United States: the San Manuel Amphitheater. This 65,000 capacity amphitheater is located in Glen Helen Regional Park, and opened in 1982. One of San Bernardino’s most famous attractions is historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts. This theater, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, opened in 1928. California Theatre has a 1,718 seating capacity and operates as a movie palace. It even still houses its original Wurlitzer Style 216 pipe organ.
San Bernardino’s most prominent professional sports team are the Inland Empire 66ers baseball club of the California League, founded in 1941 as the San Bernardino Spirit. The 66ers were the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Single A farm team from 2007-2010, but they switched their allegiance to the Los Angeles Angels in 2011. The 66ers play their home games at San Manuel Stadium and have six league titles to their name.
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