Crestline Chronicles

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-14
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Situated in the beautiful San Bernardino Range, Crestline is the gateway community to the famous mountain resorts of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake. Historically, the area was known for timber-cutting, hunting and fishing, fruit and nut harvesting and, later on, skiing and other winter sports. The first visitors to the area were Native Americans escaping the Mojave Desert summers; followed in the 1850s by Mormon lumberjacks who built San Bernardino Town at the base of the mountains; and then successors who bought the sawmills and settled into mountain living. In these stories of Crestline's formative times, historian Rhea-Frances Tetley recalls some of the more intrepid and colorful characters to have trekked through the western San Bernardinos.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Coming to the Mountains
Waterman Canyonp. 13
Loggers and Sawmills
David Seely Comes to California-Twicep. 17
First Water-Powered Sawmill in the Mountainsp. 19
The Flooded Millp. 21
David Seely, First Owner of Running Springsp. 93
The First Mountain Sawmillsp. 24
Huston Flatp. 28
Forest Vacationers and Homesteaders
Byron Watersp. 29
The Story of Skylandp. 33
Dr. Wesley Thompsonp. 43
Celebrating One Hundred Years of Crestlinep. 45
Horseshoe Bendp. 47
Beginning Crestline
Dart Canyonp. 53
The Misadventures of Samuel W. Dillin, Crestline's First Postmasterp. 55
Chronology of Crestline Post Officesp. 61
Crestline Post Office Moves and Enlarges as Crestline Growsp. 66
Crestline Resorts and Developments
Valley of Enchantmentp. 67
Valley of the Moonp. 70
Arrowhead Highlandsp. 76
Crestline's Stone Pillarp. 84
Crestline: A Vacation Mecca Created By Visionary Twentieth-Century Pioneers
Arthur Gregory Who Changed the Face of Crestlinep. 87
Camp Seeley Los Angeles Summer Campp. 89
Rose Allen, Camp Seeley and Crestline Post Office Pioneerp. 94
Peter Cormack, Crestline's Justice of the Peace and More!p. 98
Baylis Oak Treep. 105
Crestline Grows and Develops
Developer of Crestline Village and Skylandp. 108
of the World Bowl: Crestline's Own Amphitheaterp. 111
Snow Prompts Realignment of Rim Roadp. 113
Crestline: Early 1930sp. 116
Paradise Gulchp. 118
Lake Gregory Era
Building Lake Gregoryp. 126
Club San Moritz: The First Twenty Yearsp. 133
Conclusionp. 141
About the Authorp. 143
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