Mt. Baldy, California (Images of America Series)

Overview


Visible throughout the entire Los Angeles Basin, Mt. Baldy, originally known as Mt. San Antonio and affectionately referred to as "Old Baldy," is the tallest peak in the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Approximately 49 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Mt. Baldy first gained popularity during the Great Hiking Era--the decades before and after the turn of the 20th century--when visitors traveled up San Antonio Canyon to hike, camp, fish, and hunt. Before outdoor recreation became fashionable, the resource-rich ...
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Overview


Visible throughout the entire Los Angeles Basin, Mt. Baldy, originally known as Mt. San Antonio and affectionately referred to as "Old Baldy," is the tallest peak in the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Approximately 49 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Mt. Baldy first gained popularity during the Great Hiking Era--the decades before and after the turn of the 20th century--when visitors traveled up San Antonio Canyon to hike, camp, fish, and hunt. Before outdoor recreation became fashionable, the resource-rich area was a haven for gold miners and businessmen who sought their fortunes in the steep and rugged terrain. Despite natural disasters in recent decades, the mountain community continues to receive record numbers of visitors to its rustic lodges, state-of-the-art ski facilities, and superb hiking areas. The community of Mt. Baldy Village, once known as Camp Baldy, is a quaint and picturesque locale that includes a post office, volunteer fire department, school, church, visitor's center, and resort accommodations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738559995
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/12/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,373,058
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


These vintage photographs from libraries, museums, archives, and personal collections are presented here by librarian and archivist Kimberly Creighton to honor the rich and eventful history of one of Southern California's premier mountain resorts.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Tapping into Resources 9

2 Early Camps and Resorts 19

3 Camp Baldy 43

4 The Flood That Changed It All 63

5 Getting There is Half the Battle 71

6 Ski Baldy! 79

7 Remember, It's "Mt. Baldy" 103

8 Glimpses of the Canyon Communities 111

9 The Natural Beauty of Mt. Baldy 123

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