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Ranchers and Miners

Almon Clyde filed a patent on the Lone Pine Canyon area in 1883 where he established a cattle ranch. The orchard that he developed adjacent to his ranch is still owned and operated by the Clyde family. Some of the original buildings can be seen from Lone Pine Canyon Road. It is said that at the top of this canyon is where the last grizzly bear in southern California was killed.

Charles "Tom" Vincent discovered the Bighorn Mine, the most spectacular of the San Gabriel mountain gold mines in 1895 on the precipitous eastern slope of Mt Baden-Powell.

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Through the Years

Indians, Missions and Ranchos

The Mormon Colony

Ranchers and Miners

Settling the Swarthout Valley

The Great Hiking Era

Wrightwood, the Resort Community

The Angeles Crest Highway

Wrightwood in the 60's

Wrightwood in the 70's

Wrightwood Timeline

Links to photo tours

Mt. Baden-Powell

Vincent's Cabin

Bighorn Mine

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