May 20, 1960 - Sesquicentennial of San Bernardino

 1810---May 20th---1960

In 1960 Burr Belden, famed history reporter for the Sun-Telegram newspaper, wrote an eight-page history of San Bernardino's first 150 years.  

It was published as a supplement to the daily newspaper in 1960.

The entire supplement is currently available on the City of San Bernardino's website by clicking here or clicking on the photograph of the first page, that is located at the right.  

Beginning with it's naming in 1810, the historic summary includes: Indian raids, life in Fort San Bernardino, railroad rivalry, farming, politics, gold and the National Orange Show.

Note: For related stories see "May 20, 1810"; "May 20, 1910" and "May 20, 2010".