Godless San Bernardino!

The entire Los Angeles Star for June 27, 1863, is online at USC’s digital library, scanned from a copy at the Huntington.

Jan. 27, 1863: As usual, this issue is mostly devoted to the Civil War. But the Star reports that the Rev. Pedro Verdaguer is taking up a collection to build the first church in San Bernardino.


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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Godless San Bernardino!

  1. Benito says:

    I am puzzled by the alleged lack of churches in San Bernardino in 1863. The plaque in front of the SB courthouse states that a colony of settlers including Mormons fought off Indian attacks at that location in 1851 or 1853 (I don’t recall exactly), and the Mormons would have built a temple.


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