The Pan Hot Springs Inn at Big Bear Lake

This short video tells about Big Bear City’s first resort, the Pan Hot Springs Inn. The Historical images were provided by the recently published “Vanishing Big Bear-2” and the Rick Keppler historical collection. This hardbound 8.5” x 11” book is available at Big Bear...

Fluctuating Lake Levels & Sawmill Cove

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...

Mel Blanc’s Historical Big Bear Home

Noel Blanc, Kim Sweet and Rick Keppler discuss Noel & Katherine Blanc’s home at Big Bear Lake. This interview took place in October 2011, on the Channel-6 Good Day Big Bear Show The Blanc’s Big Bear home sits in Sawmill Cove. This cove was once the...

Moonridge Outdoor Theater

Back in the early 1900’s outdoor theaters were very popular throughout Big Bear Lake. This video presents the history and images of a little known, but huge outdoor amphitheater located in the Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake in the 1930’s. Narrated by Kim...

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...