This collection of articles provides basic information about specific topics in Big Bear’s rich history.

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Most of the content appearing on this website comes from the information and material acquired during the production of our weekly TV series the Big Bear History Show on Channel-6, and in the publishing of the book “Vanishing Big Bear”.


This is a chronological timetable of noteworthy events that shaped Big Bear’s history. It’s a continuing work in progress that is constantly being updated on an irregular basis.

Living With Fire at Big Bear Lake – Part 1 “1927”

Surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear residents are well aware of the constant threat of both domestic and wildfires. This four part series of historical videos looks at how the Big Bear Lake communities have dealt with the threat of fire over the...

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Pine Knot Landing & “Step In Again-1”

A new book on the history of Big Bear Lake was published released in July 2018, called “Big Bear Lake - The Struggle For Land Water & Power” by Charles Peckham. This video is an excerpt from Chapter 18, about the history of Pine Knot Landing, and a fleet of speed...

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Roy Rogers – Happy Trails at Big Bear Lake

This video tells of Roy Rogers and Dale Evens, and their involvement in the Big Bear Lake community back in the 1940’s & 1950’s. It includes clips from a few Movies and TV shows that Roy and Dale filmed in and around Big Bear. The images for this video were...

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