Big Bear CA Stage Lines

The ride on a comfortable stage from Redlands to Big Bear Valley will be made in about ten hours. The first half of the trip is all upgrade to the summit, over ... Read More »

Big Bear Lake Winter Sports

  Today’s winter sports activities in Big Bear Valley stem from the vision of the late Judge Clifford Lynn who first proposed the formation of a ... Read More »

Big Bear Lake Rodeo

  Early Rodeo in Big Bear CA 1960 - Rodeos Gain in Popularity One of the most colorful entertainment features to be  found anywhere is the big ... Read More »

California Mountain Resorts

Resorts in this region number almost a hundred with every kind of service available. Hotels have been built – thoroly (sp) modern structures with steam heat – a ... Read More »

Big Bear Lake High School Ski Report

My Favorite Winter Sport Big Bear High School 1932? My favorite winter sport is skiing or “sheeing,” as the Scandinavians call it. It consists of two long ... Read More »

History of Bear Valley Part 2

Caption says "Ancient Resident of Big Bear Lake" Gold Mining History Part 1 Gold Mining in Big Bear CA The first time we visited the valley I killed two bear ... Read More »

Big Bear’s Gold Miners

History of Big Bear Valley In the summer of 1845, Benito David Wilson, grandfather of General George S. Patton, led a group of twenty-two soldiers in the San ... Read More »

Big Bear's Gold Miners

History of Big Bear Valley In the summer of 1845, Benito David Wilson, grandfather of General George S. Patton, led a group of twenty-two soldiers in the San ... Read More »

Mountain Roads

In 1935, County Surveyor Harold L. Way and George Beattie retraced the upper and steeper portions of the old Mormon Road to determine percentages of grade. From ... Read More »

Early Mountain History

Early History of the Valley and Mountains The picturesque history and background of the “Rim of the World” area makes one of the most fascinating stories to be ... Read More »