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Offline WWMtnGal

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #20 on: Nov 07, 02, 04:03:21 AM »
Wow what a fabulous and fun thread this is!  It is such a pleasure to see all of the pictures of days gone by and it gives us an idea of the history of our village.  It is really a wonderful gift you are giving us by sharing the photos and memories you have.  I for one, thank you so much for caring enough to share!

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #21 on: Nov 07, 02, 12:17:49 PM »
Wow, this was /really/ interesting to me. :D Though I've lived here my entire life, I'm only 17, and not much has changed, really. ;) Great photos everyone, thank you for sharing!
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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #22 on: Nov 08, 02, 04:30:31 PM »
People have enjoyed Wrightwood's charm for decades.  Here are my Grandparents, Al and Grace Schobert, enjoying the sights on Highway 2 between Wrightwood and Big Pines.  1930.



Anyone remember all the large pine trees that were smack dab in the middle of the streets?  Here is my mother c. 1940 sleding down Pine.  (It was safer in those days)   Note the large Pine tree in the middle of the street!


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« Reply #23 on: Nov 11, 02, 01:54:06 AM »



This is a vintage chrome finish postcard. Color by Merle Porter. Note the Flying A gas station and sign: Wrightwood population 396. Elevation 5960. :)

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #24 on: Nov 17, 02, 12:14:23 AM »
When and how did wrightwood get it's Name ???

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« Reply #25 on: Nov 17, 02, 03:04:22 AM »
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When and how did wrightwood get it's Name ???


John Robinson in "The San Gabriels", 1991 edition, page 292, writes:

"Sumner Wright [businessman, cattle rancher and apple grower in Swarthout Valley] suffered financial hardships, too. To recoup his fortunes, he decided to subdivide his Swarthout Valley property for homesites.....The proposed new community was named "Wrightwood." The sales campaign got underway in 1924.....distributed a brochure extolling the virtues of leisure living "in the Kingdom of the Four Seasons at Wrightwood Mountain, California."

Robinson' s source was a book by Pearl Comfort Fisher entitled "The Mountaineers" published in 1972. He notes that, "This book is a history of the Wrightwood-Big Pines area written by a local historian there."

Now that is a book I would like to find!

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #26 on: Nov 17, 02, 04:11:25 AM »
Thanks Pinesent. I did find alot more info in Yahoo search "History Of Wrightwood" and http://wrightwoodcalifornia.com

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #27 on: Nov 20, 02, 02:47:06 PM »
Were those shots of the guy waterskiing behind the power boat the result of a stunt, or what?  It's hard to imagine the lake was ever large enough to accomodate a power boat, let alone a boat pulling a skier.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #28 on: Nov 27, 02, 01:56:11 AM »

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #29 on: Nov 27, 02, 04:43:27 PM »
Wow!  I love these pictures.  Whatever happened to Twin Lakes?  Is that still a big hangout for the local kids?  I haven't heard anything about it before today.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #30 on: Dec 01, 02, 03:26:49 PM »
Im wondering if anyone of the Historical Society had the "foresight" to photograph/videotape our first Annual Christmas Light parade.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #32 on: Jan 18, 03, 01:40:48 PM »
Another "celebrity" living in town is Virginia....somebody. She was one of the Harvey Girls, in "The Harvey Girls"
Her picture used to be up in the VideoZone.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
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« Reply #34 on: Jan 18, 03, 01:51:51 PM »
Rumor has it there was a Riding Stable near Mt. High
Probably Holiday Hill Actually. Anyone have photo's of that?

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
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Re: Riding Stable
« Reply #36 on: Jan 18, 03, 02:31:39 PM »
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Rumor has it there was a Riding Stable near Mt. High
Probably Holiday Hill Actually. Anyone have photo's of that?


It was directly across from Holiday Hill (Mt High East). Mountain High did manage and/or owned it in the 80's.

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #37 on: Jan 19, 03, 12:30:14 PM »
WOW!!!

For a lot of people it gives a sense of growing up and remembering the past....for others, it's a way of seeing the history of a community.

These pictures and stories are truly awesome....thanks for sharing them.

WOW!!     :o

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 03, 11:56:31 AM »
The first photo below was taken in 1938. It's known as Lurkers Place and Lurkers Service. It is now the Sawmill.

The building was built between 1925 to 1928.

In 1992 it was bought by Cyrus & Viginia Leeper and leased to various deli type businesses including; Mexican, Italian, The Coal Car Deli, The Two Sisters Deli and the Walker Deli.





Photos courtesy of Wrightwood Historical Society

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Re: Vintage Wrightwood photos
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 03, 12:02:54 PM »
Early photo of Wrightwood Elementary School.





Photos courtesy of Wrightwood Historical Society

 

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