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Arrowhead Springs, California's Ideal Resort
by Mark Landis
$34.95 Sale Price + Shipping & Sales Tax
This book chronicles the fascinating 150-year saga of the sanitariums, resorts, and spring
water, at Arrowhead Springs, California, in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. The
development of Arrowhead Springs is intertwined with the pioneers and settlers who came to
the San Bernardino Valley in the 1850’s, and established a collection of frontier communities
that blossomed into the citrus belt of Southern California.
The resort’s chic hotels were a favorite haven for Hollywood’s greatest stars, as well as
politicians, and tycoons of industry. The 1939 luxury hotel and the many other facilities that
remain on the property today, stand as amazing reminders of the resort’s long and colorful
history.
The history of the famous Arrowhead Spring water that is still drawn from the site is well
chronicled and illustrated in this book.
The rare photos and memorabilia contained in the book weave together the history and
legends of Arrowhead Springs, from the development of the first crude sanitarium built by D.
N. Smith in 1864, to the magnificent hotel at the site today.
217-page hardbound book is filled with more than 400 historic photos, ephemera,
newspaper articles, illustrations, and maps. 8.5" X 11" hardbound, with color illustrated cover.
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"California's Gold" at Arrowhead Springs
Touring The Eastern Loop of The Kite-Shaped Track
by Mark Landis
$14.95 Sale Price + Shipping & Sales Tax

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This booklet tells the story of the Santa Fe Railroad's famous Kite-Shaped Track tourist
excursion that ran through Southern California from 1892 to 1917. The booklet focuses on
the “eastern loop” portion of the tour through the San Bernardino Valley. The historic photo
journey will take you back to simpler times when orange groves, farms and fledgling
communities began filling Southern California’s vast open spaces following the great land
boom of the 1880’s.
35 pages profusely illustrated with photos, postcards, maps, timetables, and other railroad
ephemera from the era. 8.5" X 11" softcover.

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In Search of Eldorado
by Christopher Landis
$24.95 Sale Price + Shipping & Sales Tax
A series of finely-composed black & white photos of Southern California's Salton Sea and its
desolate surroundings. The text tells the troubled history of this immense body of water,
accidentally formed in the early 20th century by massive flooding from the Colorado River. The
Sea, an important breeding ground for numerous waterfowl, is gradually becoming more
saline and contaminated; the author/photographer also details what efforts will be necessary
to save it.
This book is available only in softcover. It measures 11" X 8.5" and features 33 full-page
photos.
The San Bernardinos - The Mountain Country From Cajon Pass to Oak Glen
By John W. Robinson
$34.95 Sale Price + Shipping & Sales Tax
The imposing San Bernardino Mountains overlook the San Bernardino Valley on the south,
the Mojave Desert on the north, and the Joshua Tree country to the east. These mountains,
because of their proximity to the population centers of Southern California, have a rich
heritage.
This beautiful 258-page hardcover book details more than two hundred years of mankind's
use of the San Bernardinos. It includes scores of rare and never before published
photographs of mountain activities. It is a valuable record of the past, as well as a challenge
to the future.
Author John W. Robinson is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the history of
Southern California's mountain ranges. This book is a "must have" for local history
enthusiasts.
The San Gabriels - The Mountain Country From Soledad Canyon to Lytle Creek
By John W. Robinson
$39.95 Sale Price + Shipping & Sales Tax
The San Gabriel Mountains overlook the Los Angeles Basin, San Gabriel and Pomona
Valleys on the south and the Mojave Desert on the north. These mountains, because of their
proximity to the population centers of Southern California, have a rich heritage.
This beautiful 312-page hardcover book with dust jacket details more than two hundred years
of mankind's use of the San Gabriels. It includes scores of rare photographs. It is a valuable
record of the past, as well as a challenge to the future.
Author John W. Robinson is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the history of
Southern California's mountain ranges. This book is a "must have" for local history
enthusiasts.