Big Bear Lake Historical Videos

This historical category contains a collection of online videos which has local Big Bear historians sharing their thoughts and stories about Big Bear’s rich history.

The Rock Dam

In 1885, Frank Brown built a narrow rock dam at the west end of Big Bear Valley. At the time it was reportedly the largest man made lake in the world. This is how it happened. Narrated by: Kim Sweet Produced & Written by: Rick Keppler

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Historic Tour Boats on Big Bear Lake

This tells the story of how the original Big Bear Lake Tour Boat, the Sierra launched in 1917, evolved into the Big Bear Queen that operates out of the Big Bear Marina today. Also told, is the story of "Step In Again 1", a historic 1929 Chris Craft that was part a...

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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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