Wrightwood and Big Pines, California (Images of America Series)

Wrightwood and Big Pines, California (Images of America Series)

by Pat Krig, Barbara Houten, Barbara Van Houten
     
 

Nestled at 6,000 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains, the village of Wrightwood sits amidst a mountain range next to the finest ski slopes east of Los Angeles. This picturesque community has been a cherished mountain retreat removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, where skyscrapers give way to towering pine trees and roads run parallel to trails and ski

Overview


Nestled at 6,000 feet in the San Gabriel Mountains, the village of Wrightwood sits amidst a mountain range next to the finest ski slopes east of Los Angeles. This picturesque community has been a cherished mountain retreat removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, where skyscrapers give way to towering pine trees and roads run parallel to trails and ski runs. During the early twenties, the area's appeal as a gorgeous setting for hiking and other outdoor activities led the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to develop a year-round recreational facility west of Wrightwood, known as Big Pines County Park. Now a haven for commuters, Wrightwood remains a close-knit community despite the influx of more than half a million skiers and mountain lovers annually.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738528991
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/27/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
565,891
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


Authors and local historians Pat Krig and Barbara Van Houten have long and lovingly been involved in preserving their community's heritage. Both have served as officers of the Wrightwood Historical Society and are active in the town's Old Firehouse Museum.

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