October 24, 2022 Program: “Ghosts Along the Zanja”

The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc.

Program Announcement


“Ghosts Along the Zanja”

Marie Reynolds, Speaker

Monday, October 24. 2022

7:00 p.m.

The Contemporary Club

175 Eureka Street, Redlands

Redlands Historical Society board member Marie Reynolds will present a slide show, “Ghosts Along the Zanja,” at the Contemporary Club on Monday, October 24th at 7 o’clock.  This “armchair” tour will follow the historic Mill Creek Zanja from its source above Greenspot to “Cottonwood Row (Mission Road).    

             The Mill Creek zanja is an irrigation ditch dug by Native-Americans in 1819 to divert water from Mill Creek to the Estancia, or Assistencia, on Barton Road.  The State of California Historic Commission listed “The Zanja” as #43 on the State Register in 1932, and the Zanja from Sylvan Boulevard to Mill Creek Road was added to the National Register in 1977.

 Early pioneers settled along the banks of the Zanja, leading to the communities of Crafton, Mentone, Lugonia, Redlands and Bryn Mawr.  Early businesses and industries also took advantage of the nearby water.  We’ll visit lost structures and hear about the lives – and sometimes deaths – of those who occupied them long ago.

            Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Those unable to attend can watch the program on Zoom. To register for the Zoom presentation use the following link for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hQy-t0URQ_yz_TeCnGqVVw