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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”.


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.

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Big Bear Bridge Demolition Update 2

As of September 24, 2011, the removal of the old bridge across the top of the Big Bear Lake dam is about two thirds complete. Note:  This post contains material from the Channel-6's The Big Bear History Show. The copyrighted information in this article have been...

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Big Bear Bridge Demolition Update

Demolition continues on the old bridge across the top of the dam at Big Bear Lake.  The removal project is about one third complete. Here is another image of the bridge at Big Bear Lake when it first opened in 1924. Note:  This post contains material from the...

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Here are a few old photos of the Stillwell’s resort from the early 1920’s that we talked about in our Big Bear Resorts & Tourism” article.  This popular resort was ideally located on a point on the lake just north/west of Big Bear village.  Stillwell’s was the...

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