San Timoteo Canyon, California (Images of America Series)
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San Timoteo Canyon, California (Images of America Series)

by Kenneth M. Holtzclaw, Peggy Christian
     
 


San Timoteo Canyon, known locally as "the canyon," has always been a major thoroughfare for the area. Once a favorite passage for desert tribes traveling to the sea to trade their wares, it was also used as the main corridor for wagon teams coming from the San Gabriel Mission en route to the Salton Sea to harvest precious salt. Stagecoach lines later traversed the…  See more details below

Overview


San Timoteo Canyon, known locally as "the canyon," has always been a major thoroughfare for the area. Once a favorite passage for desert tribes traveling to the sea to trade their wares, it was also used as the main corridor for wagon teams coming from the San Gabriel Mission en route to the Salton Sea to harvest precious salt. Stagecoach lines later traversed the canyon from Los Angeles to Arizona, requiring the establishment of stagecoach stops in the San Timoteo Canyon and elsewhere. Wyatt Earp was one of the most famous stagecoach drivers to pass through the canyon. Later the "Iron Horse" became the primary method of travel, and the stage lines were abandoned, although train transportation remained strong. Today the Riverside Land Conservancy and the California Department of Parks and Recreation are working together to create a 10,000-acre state park to protect and preserve this scenic canyon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738547442
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/16/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
534,766
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author


Kenneth M. Holtzclaw, author of Arcadia Publishing's books Banning and San Gorgonio Pass, is a resident of Banning and a board member of both the Gilman Historical Ranch and Wagon Museum and the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society. Peggy Christian, a member of the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society, resides in Redlands and is author of Historic San Timoteo Canyon.

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