(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County has a new face in the state capitol.
The first floor of the state capitol in Sacramento is the main traffic area for tourists and other capitol visitors and features approximately 5-foot-by-4-foot display cases for each of the state’s 58 counties.
After more than 16 years without an update, the county’s display case is now sporting a new look.
A 3-D, postcard-themed diorama commissioned in late 2014 by the Board of Supervisors touts San Bernardino’s status as the nation’s largest county and features a swirl of photos highlighting the county’s natural beauty, diversity, tourist attractions, business opportunities, and quality of life.
“Our county stands out from the crowd in terms of business, recreation, beauty, and excitement, and we wanted our capitol display to reflect that,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos.
Designed and constructed by Bill Butler, director of design for San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions, the images in the display include the county’s renowned educational and healthcare institutions, agriculture, mining, Ontario International and Chino airports, the San Bernardino County Museum, Calico Ghost Town, the Colorado River, Lake Arrowhead, skiing, rock climbing, Auto Club Speedway, and Mumford & Sons performing at the San Manuel Amphitheater.
“The next time you’re in Sacramento, look for our new display,” Chairman Ramos said.