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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET, 1945

Catalina: 1910

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Catalina: 1910

Avalon Bay, California, circa 1910. "Crescent Avenue. Metropole and Bay View hotels, Catalina Island." 5x7 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Up the Hill?

Is that some sort of cog railway or other conveyance tracks going up the hill to the left, just beyond Mr. Gano's house?

[Good catch! See this. - tterrace]

Thanks for the link tterrace! Very cool detective work and photos there.

I will hazard a guess that the black power wires visible in Marckymarc's "Holly Hill House" post (running upper left-center to lower right-center, starting just above the teepee roof point) are on the abandoned incline railway's right-of-way. I wonder why the incline railway and amphitheater didn't survive.

Holly Hill House

Built in 1890 by Peter Gano. Frozen in time overlooking Avalon Bay.

How Far?

I don't care what anybody says, it's 26 miles across the sea.

 
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