Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Race Against Nature It is not possible to close these pages without a mention of a leading citizen and a great race; a race against both time and nature. The ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Bill and Bath Tub One more story about our friend Bill. When living at the Dam as Keeper those many years and with five children , it was decided to have a ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Johnson’s Five Feet Frank Johnson built the first theatre on my east forty feet, then he wanted a well so he had to have five feet more. I sold it to him but ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Log Cabin Group of 1916 In 1916 ten groups of log cabins were the most buildings aside from the cabins for the Pine Knot Lodge and Knight’s second camp on the ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Heller’s Broadcasting Station When Dr. Heller came over from the north shore and built the first two story building in the business section, he had a vision of ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

The Big Snow The big snow. This was really something to tell them back home. No former record approached this. Twenty eight buildings laid flat; two dead and ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Clever Boys Stole and Filled Cabin At one period several cabins were broken into, ransacked, and radios, guns and blankets stolen and little evidence of the ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Jack’s Turkey Party Of course having big parties for a meal or a night for outsiders as guests of a cabin owner was a common occurrence, and some of these were ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

Peddar’s Road – Jessoran’s Toboggan Mr. Peddar had the finest cabin near town in the early days and for locomotion he had built a kind of sleigh to go on snow, ... Read More »

Tales of Big Bear Lake CA

When the Big Bear Lake CA Dam was completed, many many trees were submerged. Ninety-One Hundred Stumps Those out on the lake today have little idea what the ... Read More »