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Adelanto is a city in San Bernardino County, California about 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Victorville and is located in the Mojave Desert. The name Adelanto means progress or advance in Spanish, and was first given to the post office that was established on the site in 1917.
Adelanto was founded in 1915 by E. H. Richardson, the inventor of what became the Hotpoint Electric Iron. He sold his patent and purchased land for $75,000. He had planned to develop one of the first planned communities in Southern California. Richardson subdivided his land into one-acre plots, which he hoped to sell to veterans with respiratory ailments suffered during World War I. He also hoped to build a respiratory hospital. Richardson never fully realized his dream, but his planning laid the foundation for what is currently the City of Adelanto.
The top Service Providing industry jobs in Adelanto include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Professional and Business Services; and Education and Health Services careers. Expect Goods Producing industry jobs in Adelanto to include Manufacturing and Construction.
El Mirage Dry Lake, located west of Adelanto, has been used for filming movies and television commercials, and is popular for racing off-road vehicles and land yachts.