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April 13, 2024 - Saturday - Today we were in San Bernardino to celebrate the Inland Empire History Day.  The event was held at the Santa Fe Depot that opened in 1918.  Plans for History Day included eleven different historical societies from the Inland Empire.  Four museums also participated: the Original McDonalds, Norton AFB, Route 66 and the Enterprise Building.  The event also featured historical organizations such as the San Manuel Cultural/Education Department, the Native Sons of the Golden West, the Black Culture Foundation, the Smiley Library/Lincoln Shrine and the Feldheym Library’s “California Room.”

This is the old control panel to monitor the tracks, switches and trains.

This is an old shoe shine stand.

These are some local Native Americans of prominence.

This vehicle was used to inspect the tracks.

I believe this steam powered Locomobile was made in 1898.

This was our second visit to the depot, the first time was eight years ago in 2016.  It was a lot more crowded today than then, but it was fun.

Before the event we had brunch at our San Bernardino favorite, the Mitla Cafe.

I had their delicious Chili Relleno, with rice and beans.

Judy had bigger eyes than her stomach.  Her first course was a Carne Asada soft taco.

Then she had two taquitos topped with guacamole, and rice and beans.

She finished the taco and the taquitos, but she barely made a dent in the rice and beans.

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