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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #100 on: Jan 16, 10, 01:29:04 PM »
We lived at Cedar & Twin Lakes from 1976 - 1980 and we saw the albino Squirrel  daily then we moved to the other side of Wrightwood on Riviera and I haven't seen one in 29 years

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #101 on: Jan 16, 10, 07:15:08 PM »
I have a picture of the Albino Squirrel hanging in my office, it is a nice color picture.

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You've got a color picture of the Wrightwood Albino Squirrel haning there in Hawaii?  That's just not right.   ;D

You need to scan that picture and post it, so I can have it hanging in Wrightwood where it belongs.   :2thumbsup:

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #102 on: Jan 16, 10, 07:16:18 PM »
We lived at Cedar & Twin Lakes from 1976 - 1980 and we saw the albino Squirrel  daily then we moved to the other side of Wrightwood on Riviera and I haven't seen one in 29 years

There were always rumors that there was "another" albino squirrel in Wrightwood, but until now, I never had it confirmed.

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« Reply #103 on: Jan 16, 10, 11:11:43 PM »
RW,
Search albino squirel and you will see lots of albino pictures. I found one of an albino peacock.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #104 on: Jan 17, 10, 01:39:05 PM »

Downtown, this time thrity years ago. Lyle's was the best.;a H.W. photo

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #105 on: Jan 17, 10, 02:29:27 PM »
Could be a post card!

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« Reply #106 on: Jan 18, 10, 02:01:15 AM »
Your sounding like ASPS members:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albino_Squirrel_Preservation_Society

http://orgs.unt.edu/asps/members.htm

As a kid, there was an albino squirrel in my grandma's neighborhood in Granite City, Illinois that would hang out in the park.  I haven't seen one since; never realized they were so rare.

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« Reply #107 on: Jan 18, 10, 05:00:00 PM »
I remember that white squirrel years ago, too. But, I wonder if anyone had gotten close enough to verify that it was albino. Only looking at the eyes will tell you if it was or not.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #108 on: Jan 18, 10, 05:12:11 PM »
I remember that white squirrel years ago, too. But, I wonder if anyone had gotten close enough to verify that it was albino. Only looking at the eyes will tell you if it was or not.

We would feed it peanuts from our porch.  It was a bonifide albino, pink eyes and all.

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« Reply #109 on: Feb 06, 10, 08:12:22 PM »
Does anyone remember the three legged coyote that was around in the 60's and early 70's?

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« Reply #110 on: Feb 15, 10, 07:03:26 PM »
Also, I was shocked to see on page three of this post, the picture of the 5th and 6th grade class from 1956.  There was my dear sweet aunt Kathy when she was a little girl. Kathleen Boyles in the second row third from the left.  When I sent her the link it made her cry as she spent the next 7 hours crusing the forum history pages. Thank-you so much for the opportunity to make her day!!  She remembers this town so well growing up here. During this time, her father, my grandfather (Thomas A. Boyles Sr.) was trying to sell real estate out of the Blue Ridge while bar tending, to anyone who might listen to him. Tom Pinard has a great story about the night he first rolled into town and announced that he was going to start a newspaper to my grandfather and all the others who were hanging out at the Blue Ridge. Yes Tom you got the last laugh.

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« Reply #111 on: Jan 23, 15, 09:06:58 PM »
Appears to be from the 1950's (Currently the Evergreen)




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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #112 on: Feb 09, 15, 10:25:45 PM »
This was my grandfather's and grandmother's!  John "Lyle" Manion.  They owned it in the 50's, I think (before I was born).  I have pictures somewhere of my sister as a toddler there and she was born in 1950.  When I lived there-late 60's to 80-ish- and my grandparents would come to visit, we'd go in for a burger once in a while.  I've not seen much about it before so this was a treat to find!

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #113 on: Mar 17, 16, 12:07:30 AM »
8mm film from 1956:  https://archive.org/details/con_000048

Footage of the Mt. High ski area begins @ 8:22, though there is some footage immediately prior that looks like it may be from the area near Mt. Top Cafe.  10:44 is a brief shot of the parking lot, and a glimpse in the background of some of the "snow play madness" circa 60 years ago.  It ends with a shot of 138.  The player is kinda touchy, so if you get an error trying to fast forward the slider to 8:22 just refresh the page and try it again. 

Super bonus points to the person who can accurately address the home shown at 6:30.  I tried to have fun with it and best I can tell is that it's in the Upland, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga (Red Hill, maybe) area, but couldn't locate it specifically.