Rim of the World Drive

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Arcadia Publishing, 2007 - History - 128 pages
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On July 18, 1915, the Rim of the World Drive was dedicated as politicians, businessmen, and local luminaries looked on. What followed is the incredible story of how a road changed the lives of San Bernardino Mountain visitors and residents alike. In a single generation, the slow 19th-century lifestyle that moved at the pace of horses was

transformed into the streamlined and fast-paced 20th-century age of the automobile. By the 1930s, a realigned high-gear route led up the hill from San Bernardino to Crestline, then along the crest to Lake

Arrowhead, Running Springs, and Big Bear, and finally down the hill to Redlands. This fascinating evolution of Southern California's landmark Rim of the World Drive--from Native American trail to state

highway--is showcased here in a meticulously researched presentation of rare photographs, many never before published.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Automobiles Conquer the Heights
27
Historical Tour around the Rim
59
Then and Now on the Rim
93
Up Here on Top of the World
111
Select Bibliography
127
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About the author (2007)

Author Roger G. Hatheway has worked as a newspaper columnist and educator, is co-owner of a historic preservation consulting firm, and is currently a transportation planner for the County of San Bernardino. He has written numerous historical reports about communities and landmarks across Southern California and is coauthor of Lake Arrowhead, part of Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series.

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