Current Weather @ 09:45 AM Clear skies Temp 72.8º Humidity 34% Winds NW 1.0mph Max Gust 12.0mph
Todays Extremes High 72.8º Low 41.4º Rain 0.00" Rain Rate 0.000" per hr Snow 0.00" Season 0"
LATEST ALERTS (whats this?)

(Click alert for more info)
Welcome
Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]
ROADS AND TRAFFIC
Updated: 09:30 AM v2.5
Run Spr to Highland  (330): 21 mins  
Highland to Run Spr  (330): 23 mins  
Big Bear to Run Spr    (18): 21 mins  
Run Spr to Big Bear    (18): 21 mins  
Big Bear to Redlands  (38): 64 mins  
Redlands to Big Bear  (38): 67 mins  
Big Bear to Lucerne    (18): 34 mins  
Lucerne to Big Bear    (18): 36 mins  
=Light  =Moderate  =Heavy Traffic
Road Conditions Page: Click Here
Online
Guests: 486, Members: 21 ...
rebug
Dreamweaver
Camp
Deb Doodah⭐
dustyduck
SrRaceFan
QuietOne
Hank
MrOwl
holeinbow
Gmaines
Sadie Girl
Cap'n Crunch
Rad Cabin
Marty
mountainart

most ever online: 2417
(Members: 45, Guests: 2372) on Jul 03 : 04:58pm

Members: 6197
Newest member: Tulip
SUPPORT SCM!
Support SCM by making a single or recurring donation.

Member's Birthdays:
Happy Birthday to:

Birthday Cake
GreggsPhotos


Upcoming Birthdays:
Jul 05 bearpair
Jul 06 Coral
Jul 06 allivan2
Jul 06 LoveTheView
Jul 07 supd
Jul 08 hotthumzz
Forums
Socalmountains.com :: Forums :: HISTORY OF BIG BEAR
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>   

Nick names of place around the valley

Go to page       >>  
Author Post
Skyline Drive
Thu Oct 17 2019, 08:21AM Email Thread Print View

Registered Member #191
Joined: Tue Dec 05 2006, 06:43AM
:
Posts: 2993
The Valley has a lot of place with local nicknames some old some some newer some have meaning I thought it might be fun guessing why they have them or maybe you know why.


Taj Mahal
Upset locals about cityhood over built opulent city office

China Garden
My Guess
Area of soft mud car and wagons sunk to the axle’s in the springtime and sink to China

Godwins corner
Guess
Lots of car crashes I remember lots of cars out in the field plus DR. Godwin lived in the house at the corner

Dead Mans Corner
No Idea I know it was a place with a fire department alarm.

Fawnskin Freeway
The newer wide Stretch of new highway Good Luck to Maronies on North Shore (38) and replaced going by LightHouse campground

Honda Acres-Bear City
This one from the 60s/ any ideas why, its not like any Hondas were around

200 acres

80 acres

Warty Rocks up on skyline
This one is easy the boulders look to have warts

Stonehenge-Bluff Mesa


Eye of the Gods
blow up
Indians


Skunk Hallow west of Redant Hill

Moonridge
I think its the developments name

Sugarloaf

Fawnskin
My Guess-Pelts from hunters from Deer Hunting

Some are obvious some from events or change?


Millennia’s sorry to tell you that there is no Santa Clause, no Easter Bunny, No Tooth Fairy, Have a great day
Back to top
©ammy ⭐
Fri Oct 18 2019, 09:41PM


Joined: Sat Aug 19 2006, 06:01PM
:
Posts: 13158
Skyline Drive wrote ...

Fawnskin Freeway
The newer wide Stretch of new highway Good Luck to Maronies on North Shore (38) and replaced going by LightHouse campground

That's funny - I've never heard it called that but sometimes on my way to work I find myself accidentally going freeway speeds through here and then my mind wanders off into the future and I imagine this area as a 4 lane divided highway.
Back to top
Skyline Drive
Sat Oct 19 2019, 06:42AM

Registered Member #191
Joined: Tue Dec 05 2006, 06:43AM
:
Posts: 2993
One more
The Mushroom Caves


Millennia’s sorry to tell you that there is no Santa Clause, no Easter Bunny, No Tooth Fairy, Have a great day
Back to top
Socalman
Wed Jan 22 2020, 12:54PM

Socalman
Registered Member #228
Joined: Sun Dec 17 2006, 07:41AM
:
Posts: 3310
If memory serves me correctly, Tom Core had a story in The Grizzly many years ago describing the fact that some early settlers came upon a skin of a fawn and named the area Fawnskin.
Back to top
BootsNBridles
Thu Jan 23 2020, 09:01PM

Registered Member #2093
Joined: Fri Mar 12 2010, 11:24PM
:
Posts: 1234
Rattlesnake Ridge....self explanatory.
Back to top
Warren Strand
Fri Jan 31 2020, 04:41PM
Registered Member #116004
Joined: Tue Jan 28 2020, 06:22PM
:
Posts: 10
Some information on "Dead Man's Corner." I lived in Big Bear from 1970 to 1975, and as a BBHS student with a '72 Mustang Mach I, I was a member of the informal car club running amuck around the valley.

Dead Man's "Curve" - in my time - was on Hwy 18 as it makes the last right-hand curve (Eastbound) before the Stanfield Cutoff intersection. Today, the curve is a gentle, well-engineered curve that probably causes no one any concern. Not so in the '70s...

As you may guess, the highway was a 2-lane then, and the right-hand turn was almost a 90 degree elbow...

Here's the "dead man" part: the roadway was graded the opposite way it should have been, and just off the roadway in the middle of the turn was a gigantic Bonanza Pine. I personally witnessed several crashes into that tree, and heard many a story about it from my car enthusiast' friends and their fathers.

Hope that is a small slice of interesting info...GREAT THREAD!

Warren

Kind Regards,
Warren
Back to top
Website
Cornbread
Fri Jan 31 2020, 04:47PM

cornbread
Registered Member #106
Joined: Tue Oct 31 2006, 05:53AM
:
Posts: 1093
I always thought dead mans curve was on the blvd just west of circle K
Back to top
Warren Strand
Fri Jan 31 2020, 04:47PM
Registered Member #116004
Joined: Tue Jan 28 2020, 06:22PM
:
Posts: 10
I think Sugarloaf is simply named for Sugarloaf Mountain, almost directly south of the neighborhood we call Sugarloaf. I remember delivering lumber and building supplies to jobs in Sugarloaf for Homestead Lumber Co., in the early '70s.

Warren

Kind Regards,
Warren
Back to top
Website
Warren Strand
Fri Jan 31 2020, 04:58PM
Registered Member #116004
Joined: Tue Jan 28 2020, 06:22PM
:
Posts: 10
Cornbread wrote ...

I always thought dead mans curve was on the blvd just west of circle K


Yeah, Cornbread, that curve has also been straightened out (so to speak) such that it looks nothing like its former, dangerous self. You may be right about it holding the appellation as well, but though I cannot quite remember it, that Bear City curve had a slightly different name, and there was no speed involved on that stretch.

The other killer was Eastbound HWY 18 at what is now Big Bear Snow Play. Looks innocent enough, but that long straightaway was our dragstrip in those days...there is a pile of boulders just off the curve that caught some unlucky speeders, one of whom was an acquaintance of mine (we called him "Bozo") who died there in 1973.

Warren

Kind Regards,
Warren
Back to top
Website
Skyline Drive
Fri Jan 31 2020, 06:52PM

Registered Member #191
Joined: Tue Dec 05 2006, 06:43AM
:
Posts: 2993
Warren Strand wrote ...

Some information on "Dead Man's Corner." I lived in Big Bear from 1970 to 1975, and as a BBHS student with a '72 Mustang Mach I, I was a member of the informal car club running amuck around the valley.

Dead Man's "Curve" - in my time - was on Hwy 18 as it makes the last right-hand curve (Eastbound) before the Stanfield Cutoff intersection. Today, the curve is a gentle, well-engineered curve that probably causes no one any concern. Not so in the '70s...

As you may guess, the highway was a 2-lane then, and the right-hand turn was almost a 90 degree elbow...

That’s Godwin’s corner going eastbound before Stanfield. Dr. Goldwin lived in the house on the
East Side of the curve

Godwins corner turned right up hill then another right with a flat spot on top then another right with the road going down hill, at speed the car would unweight on rhe flat spot on top then the right turn and the down slope caused the car to slide. Many cars would crash out in the pasture going west about where Vons is. Dead Mans is in Bear City west of circle K at Dawn


Here's the "dead man" part: the roadway was graded the opposite way it should have been, and just off the roadway in the middle of the turn was a gigantic Bonanza Pine. I personally witnessed several crashes into that tree, and heard many a story about it from my car enthusiast' friends and their fathers.

Hope that is a small slice of interesting info...GREAT THREAD!

Warren



Millennia’s sorry to tell you that there is no Santa Clause, no Easter Bunny, No Tooth Fairy, Have a great day
Back to top
Go to page       >>  

Moderators: Craig ⭐, ©ammy ⭐, Lumber Jill ⭐, Mtngoat John⭐, Deb Doodah⭐, SCM ALERT🚨, Benny ⭐, Socalmountains Admin, ⚡WX ALERT⚡

Jump:     Back to top

Powered by e107 Forum System
Chatbox
You must be logged in to post comments on this site - please either log in or if you are not registered click here to signup


SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 04 : 09:17am
USFS: Good morning. Update for the #MOUNTRFIRE:

- Fire remains at 100 acres and 15% containment.
- 1N09 and Keller Peak Rd remain closed.

Resources today:
2 Strike Teams
6 Crews
4 Water Tenders
1 Dozer
3 type 1 helitankers
2 type 2 helicopters
1 Air Attack
2 Air Tankers [Click Here]

bernermom
Jul 04 : 08:58am
We can always count on USFS, Firefighters, CHP and Sheriff to make sure they do their best when we are threatened by fire....THANK YOU ALL AND HAVE A GREAT 4TH!!!!

SSJ2012
Jul 04 : 08:50am
Happy 4th of July!!!
Special thanks to USFS, Firefighters, CHP and Sheriff who did an amazing yesterday with the fire near Running Springs.

Quakes🦊
Jul 04 : 08:30am
Well, here is a fireworks show

At least our cats and dogs are happy about there being no show this year.

Well, Happy 4th

Just Thinkin'
Jul 04 : 07:50am
Cho Sueh-eh Ho! (as my Santee ancestors would say in agreement)

QuantumBear
Jul 04 : 07:18am
Red Lives Matter

Socalman
Jul 04 : 07:16am
Happy Independence Day!

Certainly this year is different and we are dealing with lots of issues and disagreements, but remember what this day represents.

Everyone, have a great day!

Fawnskindawn
Jul 04 : 07:01am
As always, a huge thank you to the fire fighters and first responders. You all are amazing.

SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 04 : 06:04am
Happy 4th of July from all of us at SCM!

SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 04 : 05:56am
[FIRE DEPT DISPATCH] STRUCTURE FIRE
(UNKNOWN) 259XX BASELINE ST - HIGC X GUTHRIE ST/MC KINLEY ST
ME226 ME228

More Info: Click Here
Live Scanner: Click Here

SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 04 : 04:00am
REMINDER:
BIG BEAR JULY 4 FIREWORKS SHOW POSTPONED
LAKE ARROWHEAD FIREWORKS CANCELED
The City of Big Bear Lake has postponed their July 4 fireworks in response to the recent escalation of the COVID-19 threat in Southern California. The fireworks show will be rescheduled for later this summer or fall if / when the COVID-19 threat has subsided.
Lake Arrowhead has canceled their July 4th fireworks display and concert for the same reason.

SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 04 : 01:50am
[FIRE DEPT DISPATCH] TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
HESPERIA 176XX BANGOR AVE - HESC X ADOBE ST/PICO AVE
BC140 R305 ME302 MS304 MA302A

More Info: Click Here
Live Scanner: Click Here

SSJ2012
Jul 03 : 11:22pm
Fireworks in Fawnskin

SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 03 : 11:16pm
[INCIDENT DISPATCH]
FU - UNKNOW /UNKNOWN TYPE FIRE IN SUGARLOAF - HIGHLAND AVE & LAUREL LN SUGARLOAF

SCM ALERT🚨
Jul 03 : 11:06pm
[INCIDENT UPDATE]
VEGETATION FIRE in HWY 330 1N09
FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE TO MAKE OUTSTANDING PROGRESS ON THE MOUNT R FIRE. THE FORWARD RATE OF SPREAD HAS BEEN NEARLY STOPPED IN ALL AREAS OF THIS BURN. HELICOPTERS AND AIR TANKERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN TOMORROW IF NEEDED FOR ANY HOT SPOTS. THANK YOU FIREFIGHTERS! More Info: [Click Here]


Latest Forum Posts
Posted by Benny ⭐ in GENERAL DISCUSSION
Marty wrote ...Big Bear - Cancelled (postponed)Rancho Cucamonga - CancelledVicto (Jul 04 : 09:42am)

Posted by Skyline Drive in GENERAL DISCUSSION
Fauci on masks https://www.bing.com/videos/ search?q=Dr+Fauci+that+says+don% 27t (Jul 04 : 09:39am)

Posted by Skyline Drive in GENERAL DISCUSSION
MrOwl wrote ... I listen to Dr. Fauci[/quote1593875555] Facinating.Would that be (Jul 04 : 09:38am)

Posted by Skyline Drive in GENERAL DISCUSSION
Starting today, YouTube TV subscribers have access to BET, CMT, Comedy Central, (Jul 04 : 09:36am)

Posted by SCM ALERT🚨 in NEWS
USFS: Good morning. Update for the #MOUNTRFIRE: - Fire remains at 100 acres and (Jul 04 : 09:17am)

Posted by cricket in GENERAL DISCUSSION
We switched to fair plan and farmers rider. Nationwide was being ridiculous. Non (Jul 04 : 09:13am)

Posted by Around The Lake in HISTORY OF BIG BEAR
Thank you for reposting dennis’s (Bill‘s grandson ) thoughts. He always talked a (Jul 04 : 08:56am)

Posted by MrOwl in GENERAL DISCUSSION
I listen to Dr. Fauci[/quote1593875555] Facinating.Would that be the Dr Fauci t (Jul 04 : 08:13am)


(C)2002-2020 Socalmountains.com
All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy Terms of Service
Contact Us

{THEMEDISCLAIMER}