Crestline Chronicles

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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.
ISBN: 9781609495848
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 75
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Rhea-Frances Tetley has been writing historical columns and articles about her home city of Crestline for many years. She has been past president and a board member of both the Crest Forest and Rim of the World Historical Societies. Douglas W. Motley, the author's husband, is also senior writer for the Alpenhorn News.
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