Winter Sports at Huntington Lake Lodge in the High Sierras, The Story of the First Annual Ice and Snow Carnival of the Commercial Club of Fresno, California. George Wharton James.

Winter Sports at Huntington Lake Lodge in the High Sierras, The Story of the First Annual Ice and Snow Carnival of the Commercial Club of Fresno, California

Pasadena: Radiant Life Press, 1916.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 50 pp + illustrations from photographs, in original wrappers with embossed lettering and small illustration of a mountain scene. Wear to the yapp edges, internally bight and sound. Huntington Lake reservoir was created in 1912 as part of the Big Creek Hydroelectric Project, which was developed to provide power to the rapidly growing City of Los Angeles. Soon after the lake was completed, developers realized the new recreational opportunities it offered, and thus the Huntington Lake Lodge was opened in 1915. Tourists proved happy to visit in the summer, but reluctant to brave the trip in winter. The Snow and Ice Carnival was an attempt to showcase the attractions of winter sports and recreation in the Sierras. In this book, James not only describes the adventures of the first large party to make the trip, but also offers a detailed description of the region and surrounding peaks and a history of the power-generation project. A scarce work, nicely illustrated. Rocq 1917.

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