* Great Food...Kids' Games...Poker Run...
Open Header Contest....Merchandise....
People's Choice Awards.....Vendors......
* Fri. October 10, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* Sat. October 11, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* At the: San Manuel Baseball Stadium
280 E. Street, San Bewrnardino
* For more information:
* Saturday, October 18, 2014
* 8:00 am until Noon (Vendor setup 6:30 am to 8:00 am)
* At the Santa Fe Depot...1170 West Third Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
* Admission: $4.00 donation. Accompaning spouse and under 18 free.
* Contact: Larry (951) 686-7890 or Gary (909) 794-3153 firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching Kaiser Steel
Jeff Staggs presents us with a unique perspective of Santa Fe and the Kaiser Steel Plant, that was located 11 miles west of San Bernardino.
Jeff had previously worked for Kaiser Steel and is currently the editor of the SFRH&MS Western Archives Newsletter and has spent hundreds of hours searching the files and photographs to tell this story.
Also in this issue is an order form and information for Los Angeles Division Employee Timetables and Division Dispatcher Trainsheets.
Click here to see the current issue of the Santa Fe Western Archives Newsletter.
Grief Embers was one of 26 slaves that accompanied the Mormons on their journey to San Bernardino in 1851.
Grief was born in 1812 or 1813 and was first a slave for a Mr. Embers, then for Mormon Bishop William Crosby. Grief Embers may have suffered some tragedy in early life and thus acquired the name Grief, for the term "grief" did not fit his personality.
Grief was best known for his tin horn, said to be about six feet long, that he played for his own amusement, on holiday celebrations and to call the men together in preparation for an Indian attack.
After the Mormon recall of 1857, about 60 percent of the San Bernardino Mormons returned to Utah. Land prices plummeted. Grief became the earliest recorded black owner of real estate in the Inland Empire (I Street south of Mill Street). Grief and his wife, Harriet, had three daughters.
Grief Embers died of natural causes on October 8, 1873. In his obituary that appeared in the San Bernardino Guardian it was stated that, "Grief Embers, a well-known colored man, died suddenly about noon yesterday, from the bursting of a blood vessel. He died respected by all who knew him".
* The above photograph and accompanying article were taken from the September 1917 issue of THE AMERICAN CITY magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 3, page 258.
* Unfortunately, we only have the first part of the article and do not have the rest of the story.
* We do know that the business behind the fire hydrant is that of Boyd-Scott & Lathrop Real Estate Loans, located at 467 3rd Street in downtown San Bernardino.
* Question: Was San Bernardino the first city to start painting red curbs or putting "No Parking" signs in front of fire hydrants?
* What’s best of all, the hydrant showed in the magazine is just like the one in the San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum!
(Thanks to Steve Shaw for the photo & the article.)