San Gorgonio Pass

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Locals know it simply as "the pass"—big enough to include several cities and towns, state parks and Indian reservations, the Colorado Desert and the travels of every golfer, movie star, tycoon, president, camper, trucker, sun-worshiper, and everyday Joe who ever buzzed to and from Palm Springs and Los Angeles. In Riverside County between "Old Grayback," also known as Mount San Gorgonio, rising to 11,804 feet on the north in the San Bernardino Range, and Mount San Jacinto topping out at 10,804 feet to the south, the people down inside the San Gorgonio Pass have seen them all come and go, from the days of the dust-caked overland stages to the chariots on today's Interstate 10. But the past came to pass in the pass too, and the images showcased here provide windows on the making of San Timoteo Canyon, Calimesa, Beaumont, Cherry Valley and Oak Glen, Banning, Cabazon, and Whitewater into the thriving communities they are today.
ISBN: 9780738530970
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kenneth M. Holtzclaw, the author of Arcadia Publishing's Banning, is a longtime resident of that city and a board member of both the Gilman Historical Ranch and Wagon Museum and the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society. The author's and the society's rich collections were tapped to create this evocative window on the pass's past.
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