Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Fort San Bernardino
(Morman Camp, Morman Stockade)
A sketch of Fort San Bernardino by William Rich Hutton in 1852. From this Mormon stockade, the City of San Bernardino has grown. Courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino

In 1851 Mormons built a 300-by-720-foot, 12-foot-high stockade when the town of San Bemardino was threatened d by an Indian attack. The post, later renamed Fort San Bemardino, soon extended far beyond its original limits. In 1855 small elements of the Army were stationed here for a short time. The site is now occupied by the courthouse located on Arrowhead Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets in the center of downtown San Bernardino.
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