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In an attempt to keep all my research straight, I’ve collected quite a few links to helpful resources! Here’s a “pile” of links having to do with the Ridge Route that’s continuously growing

RIDGE ROUTE GENERAL INFORMATION

PDF – National Register of Historic Places Paperwork

RidgeRoute.com

LOCATION – Ridge Route Communities Museum

Ridge Route Preservation Organization

BOOKS – Ridge Route, Lost Hotels of the Ridge Route by Harrison Scott

“Legend of the Ridge Route; a history of crossing the mountains between the Los Angeles Basin and San Joaquin Valley from wagon trails to Interstates” – Challenger Tom, Gribblenation

“The Forgotten Highway: Riding California’s Ridge Route” – Neil Shirley, Road Bike Action Magazine

2005, “Landslide on the Old Ridge Route” – Peter Gray, Snowflake Trails

“Touring the Ridge Route, A Journey into the Past” – RidgeRoute.com/The Bakersfield Californian

Ridge Route History” – Harrison Scott, RidgeRoute.com

“Ridge Route Map” – Harrison Scott, RidgeRoute.com

“Ridge Route history: The long and winding road” – Andy Kehe/The Bakersfield Californian

“Why a historic highway that united California’s two halves may never reopen to cars” – Charles Fleming, LA Times

“The Story of the Ridge Route: Part 3” – Clairitige Press

BOOK – “A Short History of the Ridge Route” – Karen Dustman

RADIO INTERVIEW: “A local historian sings the praises of the Old Ridge Route” – John Kelley/Kern Radio


ROAD MARKERS

Most of these markers are now sunbleached and illegible. I’ve always wondered what they said but luckily some wonderful people had documented them!

Ridge Route Directory – The Historical Marker Database

National Forest Inn – The Historical Marker Database

Swede’s Cut – The Historical Marker Database

Reservoir Summit – The Historical Marker Database

Tumble Inn – The Historical Marker Database

Liebre State Highway Camp – The Historical Marker Database

Liebre Summit – The Historical Marker Database

Sandberg’s Summit Hotel – The Historical Marker Database

The Old Ridge Route – The Historical Marker Database

The Ridge Route – Pyramid Lake- The Historical Marker Database

The Ridge Route – 5×126 – The Historical Marker Database


SANDBERG’S SUMMIT HOTEL

Sandberg’s Summit Hotel – SCV History

Sandberg’s Summit Hotel – RidgeRoute.com

“Sandberg’s Lodge on the Old Ridge Route” – Clairitage Press

“California’s Fool’s Gold, Exploring Sandberg’s” – Eric Brightwell

Late 1920’s Photo – Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Ridge Route – CaliSphere

1920’s Photo – Sandberg’s Hotel Elevation 4170 – CaliSphere

Photo – Stone & Webster construction camp, LBSP. ; Antelope Valley. Palmdale Inn. ; … – CaliSphere

Lillian Grojean – Sandberg’s Summit Hotel – SCV History


KELLYS HALFWAY HOUSE, KELLY/KNAPP RANCH & THE LOST PADRE MINE

These are 3 separate places but their stories are very closely tied together. The land that the ranch and the inn are on was claimed in hopes of finding the mine. This one is a wild ride!

Annie Rose Briggs & The Lost Padres Mine – SCV History

How Kelly’s got it’s name – “LOST PADRE MINE MAY BE LOCATED” – Sausalito News / Califonria Digital Newspaper Collection

Photos of Knapp Ranch – Snowflake Trails

2019 Photos of Knapp Ranch – Lost in the Los Padres

“Frank Knapp Lives Hermit Existence in Wilds of Angeles Forest” – LA Times/SCV History

Frank Knapp, Antiquarian Extraordinaire. – The Signal/SCV History

Kelly’s Halfway Inn – The Historical Marker Database


TUMBLE INN

“Memories of the Tumble Inn” – Paul T. Mill/SCV History

Photo – Tumble Inn, 1944 – Paul T. Mill/SCV History

Photo Collection – Paul T. Mill/SCV History

Tumble Inn – RidgeRoute.com

Photo – “The Tumble Inn Hotel and Restaurant on the Ridge Route, 1910s-20s.” – SCV History


RESERVOIR SUMMIT

Reservoir Summit – RidgeRoute.com


SWEDE’S CUT

Swede’s Cut – RidgeRoute.com

PHOTO: Road to Swede’s Cut, Western Publishing & Novelty Co.

PHOTO: Ridge Route Swede’s Cut, Fran Rodgers, Wikipedia


NATIONAL FOREST INN

PHOTO: National Forest Inn – SCV History

PHOTO: National Forest Inn – SCV History

PHOTO: National Forest Inn Business Card – SCV History

PHOTO: Travelers at the National Forest Inn – SCV History

PHOTO: Ridge Route National Forest Inn Steps – Fran Rogers, Wikipedia


VIEW SERVICE STATION


MARTINS

Martins – RidgeRoute.com


CORDOVA RANCH

PHOTO: Dolores Cook Family at Cordova Ranch – SCV History

The Last Roundup : Castaic: The cattle business is a labor of love for the Cordova family, who have gotten together to tally and brand their herd since 1784. – LA Times

Cordova Family – Wikipedia

Castaic Range War: Jenkins-Chormicle Feud Revisited. – SCV History


POWER

https://phys.org/news/2015-06-penn-historian-discusses-threat-birds.html

https://www.plugsocketmuseum.nl/NorthAm2.html


OTHER

PHOTO: AAA Road Sign

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