In the first quarter of the 1800s, it was part of the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. Then they called it Moore City, named for Ransom B. Moore who operated a large cattle ranch in the area. For a time it was called Stagecoach Town, USA, catering to the stagecoach passengers headed from Los Angeles to Palm Springs and vice versa. Then came the Colorado River Gold Rush and Banning became a way station for hopeful gold rushers headed for Arizona. It grew and settled in to become the city it is today.
Strategically located in the San Gorgonio Pass, Banning gives access to both the coastal areas of southern California and the desert inlands. The local weather has attracted outdoors sports enthusiasts who revel in the availability of at least 18 golf courses within 15 miles of the city. Hey, bring your clubs and call on one of the Banning traveling notaries to finish up vital business before getting into the swing of your favorite course.
Because the city borders the Morongo Indian Reservation, it has long been a focal point for the Cahuila Indians who were the native population. It was the site of the St. Boniface Indian Industrial School, which hosted some 8,000 Indian students during its active period. Only the cemetery now remains of the school. But the Morongo tribes have fostered other resources, including what started as a bingo hall and now has evolved into a casino, resort and spa. Slots, table games, poker and bingo ttract crowds. The casino even sports a bowling alley. In all, four casinos now are operated by various tribes of the Cahuila and are in easy reach of the city.
If you should follow a Banning traveling notary on his appointed rounds, you almost certainly would end up at some point in the Malki Museum, the first of its kind founded by Native Americans on a California reservation. It has been he model for similar museums on other Indian sites. One of the missions of the museum has been the preservation of Cahuila culture and language.
The area also has an active interest in oil extraction and storage. In more recent times, generation of wind energy also has contributed to the city's financial well-being. The Banning and San Gorgonio wind farms help provide electrical power to energy-hungry metropolises on the Pacific coast.
Or if hiking is on the agenda when the notary business is done, the Black Mountains Trail in the San Bernardino National lForest has eight miles of challenging paths. The trails have been compared by Trails.com favorably with those in the Sierra Nevadas.
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