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The Great Hiking Era

In 1923, Los Angeles county established a major recreational facility at Big Pines. Many of the buildings still stand (most notably one of the two stone towers that once supported a pedestrian overpass across Highway 2, west of Wrightwood). Now administered by the U.S. Forest Service, Big Pines continues to be a popular recreation area encompassing three ski resorts, several campgrounds and Jackson Lake.

In 1926, the Smithsonian Institute opened a facility on Table Mountain to conduct solar research. Thirty-five years latter the Jet Propulsion Lab opened the facility under contract by N.A.S.A.

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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

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Mountain High West

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Ski Sunrise

Table Mountain Campground

Jackson Lake

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