Palomar Mountain, California (Images of America Series)

Palomar Mountain, California (Images of America Series)

by Brad Bailey
     
 

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Rising 6,140 feet into the sky, Palomar Mountain is one of the highest peaks in San Diego County. It is best known as the location for the iconic Palomar Observatory and its giant 200-inch Hale telescope. But since the mid-1800s, this mile-high forested oasis in the Southern California desert has also been a haven to rustlers, ranchers, and recluses, as well as

Overview


Rising 6,140 feet into the sky, Palomar Mountain is one of the highest peaks in San Diego County. It is best known as the location for the iconic Palomar Observatory and its giant 200-inch Hale telescope. But since the mid-1800s, this mile-high forested oasis in the Southern California desert has also been a haven to rustlers, ranchers, and recluses, as well as practitioners of high science and promoters of extraterrestrials. Early Luiseño Indians were the mountain's first inhabitants, and ever since then, it has been a special place with a magical attraction to many looking for inspiration and solitude. Today Palomar Mountain is home to a small, thriving community with an eclectic mix of about 300 citizens, some of whom are descendants from the original 19th-century pioneer families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738570013
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/09/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
464,938
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Author Brad Bailey is a fourth-generation Palomar Mountain resident and president of the Bailey Historical Society, LL C, which operates Bailey's Palomar Resort, the family's century-old destination resort. He maintains an extensive private historical archive and museum on the site of the original 1888 township of Palomar Mountain. Included here are many previously unpublished glass-plate images, personal remembrances, maps, fliers, and postcards that follow the fabric of this vibrant community's past up to the present day.

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