Photograph of Arrowhead Mountain and Hotel from at least a quarter mile away. A few other small buildings are visible in the vicinity of the Hotel. On the left can be seen the Waterman Canyon wash.; "'THE ARROWHEAD': The Famous Emblem of the Salt Lake City Route is located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains directly above the City of San Bernardino, the arrowhead landmark can be seen for miles around. This important landmark has for centuries been a symbol of the San Bernardino Valley to the Native Indians and then to the pioneers and settlers that followed. It is believed to be a natural landmark. The face of the arrowhead consists of light quartz, supporting a growth of short white sage. This lighter vegetation shows in sharp contrast to the surrounding chaparral and greasewood. Indians who inhabited the San Bernardino Valley believed that the arrowhead pointed the way to the hot mineral springs below, with healing qualities, and thus considered it holy ground. Through the years, numerous forest fires have caused some erosion. But the arrowhead landmark continues to preserve its uniqueness and remains a symbol of the 'pioneer spirit' of the San Bernardino Valley. Location: North of softball field in Wildwood Park, at intersection of Waterman and 40th St, Hwy 18, San Bernardino" -- unknown author.; "Arrowhead Hot Springs is not only an enchanting playground, but it can take it place as America's finest spa. The Arrowhead waters have been known for centuries as superb, restorative waters. The unique natural steam caves, carved into the heart of the mountain, reached within elevators from the main hotel building, are filled with invigorating vapors and provide a thrilling source of exuberant vitality. The mud baths, waters, springs, and all the other facilities of this great beauty-giving, restful establishment of Mother Nature herself, are contained in the Curatory. The Curatory is under the direct supervision of a renowned therapeutic expert. The natural resources and superb facilities of the Arrowhead Hot Springs, placed entirely at the disposal of our guests, are all under complete medical supervision." -- Excerpts from the Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel and Spa brochure (ca.1900-1930), collected by Joel Gazis-Sax.; Ingersoll's History (1904) states the Springs were used by the Indians and also by the Mormons in the 1850's. The first hotel was built in 1887 and burned down in 1895. The first exploitation of the springs dates from 1904 when another hotel was built. In 1903 when the hotel and improvements were planned, a railway from San Bernardino was started -- the San Bernardino, Arrowhead & Waterman Motor Railway. Before it was finished it was bought out by the San Bernardino Valley Traction Company. This company was later bought out by the Pacific Electric Railway Company. During World War (which?), the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital took over the buildings for four years for war victims.