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Documents Detail “Burn To Learn” Exercise At Old Lake Arrowhead Village

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The 1979 “Burn To learn” exercise that leveled the Old Lake Arrowhead Village is documented in artifacts donated to the Mountain History Museum by the Big Bear Valley Historical Society Museum. (Contributed Phioto)

Big Bear Valley Historical Society Museum.

By Michael P. Neufeld

Lake Arrowhead, CA – In April 1979, Lake Arrowhead Village owner George Coult documented the “Burn To Learn” exercise that leveled the old center to make way for the current complex.

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Ron Core and Kim Sweet made the presentation for Big Bear with Russ Keller and Rhea Tetley from the Mountain History Museum (Photo by Big Bear Valley Historical Society Museum/Radha Khalsa)

Big Bear Valley Historical Society Museum.

Coult’s notebook is now in the possession of the Mountain History Museum in Lake Arrowhead thanks to the Big Bear Valley Historicial Society Museum in Big Bear.

This week, representatives from Big Bear visited the Lake Arrowhead Museum and turned over the notebook that included original documents describing the project with plans and photos.

There were photos of the early Tudor-style Village, the burn exercise conducted by the Lake Arrowhead Fire Protection District, San Bernardino County Fire and the Air Corps, and the rebuilding of the current Lake Arrowhead Village.

OTHER ARTIFACTS EXCHANGED

The Mountain History Museum — operated by the Rim of the World Historical Society — presented the Big Bear contingent with photo postcards showing a scene of the north shore of Big Bear Lake from the Rim of the World series of Putnam Studios.

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Representatives of the Big Bear Valley Historical Society Museum — currenty celebrating its 33rd birthday — pay a visit to the Mountain History Museum in Lake Arrowhead.(Photo by Big Bear Valley Historical Society Museum/Radha Khalsa)

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