Preserving and researching relics of Wrightwood


Wrightwood Ranch
by George F. Tillitson

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Open
10:00 AM
to
 2:00 PM
Saturdays

 

 
This picture album below will attempt to visually display some of Wrightwood's history.  It illustrates some of the people and places that have made up what we know as "Wrightwood."  If this sample album works out with the Internet, more albums will follow.

The photographs in this album were collected and scanned from a mixture of newspapers, magazines and helpful individuals. Newspaper and magazine photographs are actually a matrix of dots of varying intensities.  To produce a picture from such a photograph, each dot must be merged with its neighbor dot.  We like to call the resultant black and white image, "grayscale."

I honestly feel privileged to be allowed to scan a real historic photograph.   A photograph processed from the newspaper or magazine media cannot have the resolution or "small grain" detail of a real photograph.  However, I feel that a media processed picture is better than no picture at all.

One of those "helpful individuals," mentioned above, is Patricia "Pat" (Corpe) Krig.  I must thank Pat for her generous support.  She has shared with me, many of her treasure trove of real historic photographs collected by her and her father, Godspeed S. Corpe.

G. S. Corpe was a frequent contributor of pictures and stories in the Wrightwood Mountaineer and other local newspapers.  I did not arrive in Wrightwood until 1974, so I could not share most of Wrightwood's real historic events.  A story complete with photographs by G. S. Corpe in the local newspaper was always a treat.  The "Wrightwood Roots" has benefited from his efforts.

These photographs are presented for your pleasure and enjoyment.  Enjoy! 
  george
 

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Topo Map
of Wright Lake
 
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Satellite photo
of Wright Lake

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Enlarged satellite
photo of Wright Lake

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Wright Ranch hand
drives rig
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Sumner Wright
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Kate Wright
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Kate Wright
& her grand-nieces
 
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Ruth Hutchnson &
Sumner Wright
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Wright's Ranch House
"Red Gate"
 
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Wright's Ranch House
"Red Gate"
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Wright's Ranch House
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Wright's Ranch House
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Wright's Ranch House
 
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Early Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
 
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Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
 
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Wright Lake
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Wright Lake
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Wright's Cook House
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Wright's Cook House
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Wright's Bunkhouse
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Wright's Bunkhouse
later
 
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Wright's Bunkhouse
still later

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My card! Thanks
for visiting.

 
 
 

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