Resort Life… in Turn of the Century Big Bear

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Big Bear, CA, May 31, 2014 - As soon as Big Bear Lake was created by building the original 'Rock Dam' in 1885, tourists started visiting  Bear Valley. In 1888, Gus Knight Jr. and John Metcalf purchased 80 acres on the south shore of the lake to build the valley's first resort, The Bear Valley Hotel. Despite the fact that it took two days by stage … [Read more...]

Shirt Shanty Opens with New Owners

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Big Bear Lake, Ca May 24, 2011 8:00 am - The Shirt Shanty has been in the Village on the corner of Pine Knot and Village Drive since 1981.  A few weeks ago, the store closed for remodeling and will be open this Friday with new owners, Claudia and Matt Scriven.  In the store will be new t-shirt designs and souvenirs not currently sold in Big … [Read more...]