2020 Mountain Mileposts

December 2020

By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection TITLE: THE LEGEND OF BLACK ANNIE: In December 1890 the Arrowhead Reservoir
By Bill Pumford, Image from the Bill Pumford Collection TITLE: CLOUDLAND – THE DREAM DEVELOPMENT: This week’s image is a
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: LASSIE COME HOME: Released in 1943 during World War II, Lassie Come
By Bill Pumford, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: SAN MORITZ LODGE: Over the past nearly 100 years changes in names
By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection TITLE: ARROWBEAR LAKE: The community of Arrowbear Lake is located east of

November 2020

By Bill Pumford, Image from the Russ Keller Collection TITLE: THE WAGON WHEEL CAFÉ: This week’s image is a photo
By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection TITLE: THE RED ROCK WALL: As I’ve traveled Highway 18 AKA Rim
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: THE CRASH INN COCKTAIL LOUNGE: This week’s image is a photo
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: WOODCRAFT RANGERS CAMP: Last week a few of us from the historical

October 2020

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: SATAN’S CASTLE AND OTHER HAUNTS: With Halloween nearly upon us it’s time
By Bill Pumford, Image from Duane Banner Collection TITLE: DEER LODGE PARK – FORWARD TO TODAY: This week’s image shows
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: DEER LODGE PARK -- BEGINNINGS: This week’s image is a photo
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: THE LEGACY OF THE CCC: When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in
By Ken Brafman, Image from Warner Brothers Archives TITLE: MOUNTAIN MOVIES: HIGH SIERRA: This week’s image is of a movie

September 2020

By Bill Pumford, Image from Stan Bellamy Collection TITLE: WILLIAM (UNCLE BILLY) STEPHEN: BARD OF STRAWBERRY FLAT, PART I: This
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: WILLIAM (UNCLE BILLY) STEPHEN – BARD OF STRAWBERRY FLAT, PART II:
By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: LAKE ARROWHEAD’S LITTLE SISTER: Blue Jay is often referred to as “Lake
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: RUSSELL HARDWARE IN CRESTLINE: This week’s image is a postcard photo


August 2020

By Ken Brafman, Image from ROWHS Collection TITLE: CITY CREEK TOLL ROAD: Most of the roads coming up into the
By Bill Pumford, Image from Bill Pumford Collection TITLE: SMILEY PARK COUNTRY CLUB: This week’s image is a present-day photo
By Ken Brafman, Image from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios TITLE: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: One of the many prestigious Hollywood films
By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection TITLE: DEXTER GROCERY STORE IN NORTH PINE CREST: This week’s image is


July 2020

July 30, 2020 By Russ Keller – Guest Columnist  Photo Credit: Russ Keller Collection INFORMATION NEEDED: This week’s image comes
July 23, 2020 Contributed by Larry Steimle, Image from Larry Steimle Collection FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN PREFERRED: In January 1942 Leonard
July 16, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection MOUNTAIN KITCHEN IN RIMFOREST: This week’s image is a
July 9, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection CAMP SEELY – LA’S PLAYGROUND: The name Camp Seely
July 2, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection HOW DID CRESTLINE GET ITS NAME?: This week’s image


June 2020

June 25, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from AMPAS Collection TITLE: TRUE CONFESSION: This is another film that came out
June 18, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from Bill Pumford Collection TITLE: SKYFOREST FOX FARMS: This week’s image is a
June 11, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from AMPAS Collection Title: MOUNTAIN MOVIES: THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937): “Okay, America! IT'S
June 4, 2020 Contributed by Gloria Anderson, Image from Bill Pumford Collection Title: Friends of the Crestline Library: The Crestline


May 2020

May 28, 2020 TITLE: THE SPORTSMAN RESTAURANT: This week’s image is a photo of The Sportsman restaurant in Cedar Glen.
May 21, 2020 TITLE: MORE HIKING THROUGH HISTORY: This week we’re focusing on another historical hike to celebrate our recent
May 14, 2020 TITLE: HIKING THROUGH HISTORY: Hiking is a wonderful way to get some exercise, reduce stress and enjoy
By Ken Brafman, Image from Tom Core Collection TITLE: MOUNTAIN MOVIES: KISSIN’ COUSINS: One of the many movies which used


April 2020

April 30, 2020 TITLE: LAKE ARROWHEAD RESORT: Lake Arrowhead was completed and would become established as a tourist destination in
April 23, 2020 TITLE: THE DOCKS ON LAKE ARROWHEAD: Fishing, boating, family and friends always brings us to the subject of
April 16, 2020 TITLE: COLORFUL HISTORY OF WILLOW WOODS: The popular Willow Woods area of Skyforest has had many owners
April 9, 2020 TITLE: THE LIFE OF A MOUNTAIN LAKE: Last week we spotlighted a few of our local lakes,
April 2, 2020 TITLE: THE UPS AND DOWNS OF OUR MOUNTAIN LAKES: Not surprising that with mountain lakes, it’s all


March 2020

MOUNTAIN MILEPOSTS #968 March 26, 2020 THE ALPINE MALL IN LAKE GREGORY VILLAGE: The Alpine Mall in Lake Gregory Village
March 19, 2020 This week’s column is based upon an article written in the late 2000’s by noted local historian
March 12, 2020 THE GREAT MOUNTAIN WAR OF 1939: The Blue Jayites vs. The Crestline Hillbillies: This week’s column is
March 5, 2020 STEEP ROAD TO SUCCESS: In 1851, after early Mormon settlers survived the perilous journey from Salt Lake


February 2020

February 27, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection VALLEY OF ENCHANTMENT LODGE: This week’s image is a
February 20, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection MOUNTAIN MOVIES: NOW, VOYAGER: Most readers of this column
February 13, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection CRESTLINE RACING AT ORANGE SHOW SPEEDWAY: This week’s image
February 6, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from Cathleen Ranney Altmeyer SNOWY MOUNTAIN MEMORIES II: The Snowstorm of the Century:


January 2020

January 29, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman Collection SNOWY MOUNTAIN MEMORIES: Tourists from around the world come
January 22, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from Russ Keller Collection CATTLE IN THE MOUNTAINS: LAST ROUNDUPS: This week’s image
January 15, 2020 By Bill Pumford, Image from ROWHS Collection CATTLE IN THE MOUNTAINS — BEGINNINGS: This week’s image is
January 9, 2020 By Ken Brafman, Image from Ken Brafman collection MOUNTAIN SUMMER CAMPS: Much has been written here about
January 2, 2020 By Russ Keller, reprinted by popular demand Image from Russ Keller Collection NEW YEARS DAY 1955: This


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