2022 Mileposts

December 2022

By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: DAY’S RESORT IN ARROWBEAR: This well-known spot in Arrowbear has enjoyed Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection TITLE: FLASH GORDON IN LAKE ARROWHEAD: One of the early, fantastic adventure Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: THOUSAND PINES RESORT AND CAMP IN CRESTLINE Thousand Pines has long Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection TITLE: ACORNS: A FUNDAMENTAL FOOD: A highlight of every visit to Rock Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: LAKESIDE TRAILER PARK IN LAKE ARROWHEAD: One of the most popular Read more

November 2022

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: MOUNTAIN SKIES ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: When Halley’s Comet made its much-anticipated return in Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: LAKEVIEW LODGE IN LAKE ARROWHEAD: Many readers are familiar with the Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: LAKE ARROWHEAD’S HAPPY LANDING: For 100 years Lake Arrowhead has been known Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: SANTA ANITA HOSPITAL IN LAKE ARROWHEAD: In 1946 the Los Angeles Read more

October 2022

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: B-26 BOMBER CRASHES INTO KELLER PEAK: In the beginning month of World Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: CRESTLINE TRIBUTE TO THE PILOT ROCK FIREFIGHTERS: This week’s image shows Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from National Register of Historic Places TITLE: SHADY POINT, A HISTORIC PLACE: The Rim of the Read more

September 2022

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: BERT SWITZER, FOREST RANGER: Passage of the Federal Forest Reserve Act of Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the Russ Keller Collection TITLE: SQUIRREL INN – THE STORY CONTINUES: As the 1900s began, Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: SQUIRREL INN – BEGINNINGS: One of the earliest and perhaps most mysterious Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: THE WAGON WHEEL IN RUNNING SPRINGS: Bill and Juanita Baker moved to Read more

August 2022

By Bill Pumford, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: CREATION OF LAKE GREGORY: In the early 1930s, despite the nationwide depression, Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: FRANK A. TETLEY, RENAISSANCE MAN: One of the many so-called self-made men Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the WCLA Collection TITLE: WOMEN’S CLUB OF LAKE ARROWHEAD: One of the longest-running civic organizations Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Bill Pumford Collection TITLE: SMOKEY BEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Smokey has had a productive life. In Read more

July 2022

By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: ORIGINAL LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE – 100TH ANNIVERSARY: In June of 1922 Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: HIKING THROUGH HISTORY: With summer having officially started now is a great Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: SWITZERLAND SIGNS IN CRESTLINE: In 1938 the Lake Gregory Land and Water Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Bancroft Library Collection TITLE: THE JOHN BROWN TOLL ROAD IN THE CAJON PASS – PART Read more

June 2022

By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: ORIGINAL LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE – 100TH ANNIVERSARY: In June of 1922 Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: HIKING THROUGH HISTORY: With summer having officially started now is a great Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: SWITZERLAND SIGNS IN CRESTLINE: In 1938 the Lake Gregory Land and Water Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Bancroft Library Collection TITLE: THE JOHN BROWN TOLL ROAD IN THE CAJON PASS – PART Read more

May 2022

By Bill Pumford, Image from Thompson Collection TITLE: THE JOHN BROWN TOLL ROAD IN THE CAJON PASS – PART I: Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: WHITELY MOTEL IN CRESTLINE: This week’s image is a postcard from Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: THE DONKEY STEAM ENGINE: Logging was the big industry in the early Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: LURING PINES IN RUNNING SPRINGS: Among the many early developers, entrepreneurs and Read more

April 2022

By Bill Pumford, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: VALLEY OF ENCHANTMENT – A MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY: The well-known community of Valley Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: CAMP ANGELUS: This week’s image is of a postcard showing the Read more
By Ken Brafman, Images from ROWHS Collection TITLE: QUESTIONS, WE GET QUESTIONS: The Mountain History Museum in Lake Arrowhead is Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: CRESTLINE’S UNLIKELY FIRST POSTMASTER: The stern-looking gentleman, this week’s image, is former Read more

March 2022

TITLE: THE PENNY PINES PROGRAM IN OUR NATIONAL FOREST: The Penny Pines Program was initiated in 1941 in California as Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from Wikimedia Commons TITLE: PISGAH HOME: UTOPIAN EXPERIMENT: Finis Ewing Yoakum was born in 1851 in Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: HIRAM CLARK’S RANCH: In 1851 Elder Hiram Clark Sr. came to Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL COMES TO THE MOUNTAINS: The Mormons built the first road Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Brad Burns Collection TITLE: COXEY RANGER AND GUARD STATION: The Forest Reserve Act was passed Read more

February 2022

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: Exclusive Origins of the Squirrel Inn: Following the success of the Big Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from Bill Pumford TITLE: SELZNICK MANSION IN RUNNING SPRINGS: The haunting image displayed in this week’s Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: BLUE JAY ORIGINS: In the 1860s the West was experiencing a housing Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the ROWHS Collection TITLE: UNCLE TOM’S CABIN AT LAKE ARROWHEAD: One of the perhaps lesser-known Read more

January 2022

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: MILLER CANYON AND CEDAR SPRINGS: Miller Canyon is approximately five miles north Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the Russ Keller Collection TITLE: COTTAGE GROVE STORE AND CAFÉ: In 1925 O.L. Papineau built Read more
By Ken Brafman, Image from the CA Governors Library TITLE: ROBERT WATERMAN – RELUCTANT PIONEER: The destiny of our mountains Read more
By Bill Pumford, Image from the Russ Keller Collection TITLE: 1980 PANORAMA FIRE: People living in these mountains are always Read more

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