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Catalina: 1915

Catalina: 1915

Avalon Bay, California, circa 1915. "Crescent Avenue. Metropole and Bay View hotels, Catalina Island." 5x7 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

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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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