Big Bear Queen
Butchers Block
Chad
United Woodcraftsmen

– 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.

BLTs Restaurant
Sonora Cantina Restaurant
Big Bear Marina
Haus and Home

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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Cecil B. DeMille

Famous film director/producer Cecil B. DeMille  was one of the first Hollywood producers to use Big Bear as a location for a filming.  He not only filmed in Big Bear Lake, he built a home up here, and became  involved in real estate development on the south side of...

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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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Big Bear Village & the Marina

Kim Sweet and Rick Keppler present some history of the marina and village at Big Bear Lake, California. This presentation is illustrated with a collection of old historical photos showing the evolution of both the marina and the village area on the lake near the...

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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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