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Crucero, California

Crucero
Ghost town
Crucero is located in California
Crucero
Location within the state of California
Coordinates:
Country United States
State California
County San Bernardino
Elevation[1] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92309
Area codes 442/760
FIPS code 06-38058
GNIS feature ID 252878

Crucero, California is a ghost town in San Bernardino County, California. It was located at the junction of the Union Pacific Railroad (originally the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad) and the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. Originally named Epsom, it was renamed in 1910 for the Spanish word for crossing.[2] A post office existed at Crucero from 1911 to 1917 and from 1922 to 1943.[3] Following the abandonment of the T&T, the settlement was also abandoned.

References

  1. ^ "Crucero".  
  2. ^ Gudde, Erwin (1960). California place names: the origin and etymology of current geographical names. Berkeley:  
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1410.  


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