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Mountain History Museum
Lens: Sigma 17-70 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Lake Arrowhead CA ISO: 1600 
Posted By: SpecialK, 06-14-2013, 08:56 PM

The Mountain History Museum is located near the NW side of Lake Arrowhead. It had only opened for its short season a week or so earlier.


The Mormons passed by in the 1850's and later. Some of them stopped, built a really wide road a few miles away up Waterman Canyon, and started a lumber trade with 6 sawmills. This is the only remnant of the vandalized old marker (there is a new one).


The old Rim of the World Drive, in 1915.


Ice skating nearby, in the old days.


One of the "Dead Post Offices" (DPO's) in the area.






Some artifacts - coffee grinder and kerosene can.


Skis from about 1900.


The beach at Green Valley Lake, 1940's (top) and the club at Green Valley, 1928 (bottom).


Many movies were made in the area.






The Simplex Super Motion Picture projector likely used in a theater in Crestline, not far away.


No doubt the map and famous residents list makes some of them angry. I have photographed the grave markers of about 6 of this group :-)


One of two lists.


The lake is only about 1 mile wide and 2 miles long, with about 14 miles of shoreline - nearly all boat docks now.


Last edited by SpecialK; 06-15-2013 at 06:51 PM.
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06-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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thanks for the thread Kyle, we will take a run up the hill and take a look next time we are in Hesperia, really looks interesting. thanks Bob
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