Field Trip with Big Bear Museum Coming Aug. 14th

Barton Flats

Come up to the cooler mountain air near Big Bear and join Big Bear’s Museum folks on a combined field trip to Barton Flats — an area near Angeles Oaks.

The Big Bear Valley Historical Society kindly invites the public on their field trips and so we are passing along this info to our L.V. Museum Association devotees. The is sponsored by the Big Bear Valley Historical Society.

Bring a Lunch

On Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9:30 am, meet at the Barton Flats Visitor Center (909 794-4861).  About an hour’s drive from Lucerne Valley and 22 miles from Big Bear City on CA-38. Bring your chair, hat, camera, water, and lunch.

Trip leader is Tom Atchley, who will give a history of the area, then proceed to explore and talk about Jenks Meadow, Glass sawmill site, Serrano milling sites, San Bernardino Land, Timber, and Flume Company’s flume, Converse Forest Service Nursery, and Santa Ana Control Road Station Site. (Tom Atchley has lectured on how the San Bernardino Nat’l Forest came to be protected.)

Carpooling is Recommended

They will have a picnic lunch along the Santa Ana River, so be sure to bring your lunch, drinks, and a folding chair for comfort. After lunch they will see Store Meadow, and the real Barton Flats, three 1898 cabins built in Section 17, I believe one of them is the original stagecoach station, and Cienega Grade. If time permits, they will visit the 1867 site of the Gus Knight Sr. sawmill on South Fork.  A four-wheel drive vehicle is not necessary, and if you can carpool, that’s even better.

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Author: Rusty LaGrange

I'm active on the Board of Directors to help keep local history alive.

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