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– ARTICLES – 

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

If you are new to this website, a good place to start is with the menu at the top of this page

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”.

– TIMELINE – 

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.

Big Bear Queen
Nottinghams
Chad
United Woodcraftsmen

Announcement: Welcome To The Big Bear History Site

If you are new to this website, a good place to start is with the menu at the top of this page which contains the following information: BIG BEAR HISTORICAL ARTICLES – This collection of articles provides basic information about specific topics in Big Bear’s...

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The Story of Cedar Lake

  A couple miles west of the Big Bear village, up in the hills off of USFS road 2N10, nestled in the woods, is a small manmade lake, which is the home of the Cedar Lake Christian Camp.  Today it  provides lodging and camping accommodations to private groups, and...

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NEW VIDEO SECTION

We plan to add a lot more historical videos to this Big Bear History site.  So we’ve created a new “Historical Video” section on the menu bar above.  To get things started we posted a new video about the historic Mel Blanc home in Sawmill Cove....

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Classic Boat Returns To Big Bear Lake!

The August 25, 2012, Big Bear Classic Boat Show had a beautifully restored 26‘ Chris Craft named “Step In Again 1”.  Sixty years ago, this boat was a familiar site on Big Bear Lake.  It was part of a fleet of four “Step In Again” high performance tour boats that...

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Extreme Lake Levels at Big Bear Lake

There was once a time, before the dam was built, about 20,000 plus years ago when our Big Bear Lake was larger and up to sixty feet higher higher than it is today.  How was this possible?  Noel Blanc, the host of the “Good Day Big Bear” on Channel-6...

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Big Bear Bridge Demolition Update 3

The last sections of the old historic bridge across the Big Bear Lake dam are being removed.  The bridge was built back in 1924. Note:  This post contains material from the Channel-6’s The Big Bear History Show. The copyrighted information in this article have...

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