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Near Lake Arrowhead in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Club Arrowhead in the Pines

 
 
Club Arrowhead in the Pines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2016
1. Club Arrowhead in the Pines Marker
Inscription. Club Arrowhead Villas was constructed and dedicated in 1926 by The Atkins Corporation as seen on the pillared entrance to Arrowhead Villas. It was to be a luxury resort catering to wealthy patrons from across the country seeking adventure and relaxation in the San Bernardino Mountains. This isolated enclave included an opulent dining club house, country inn and market, and a sports facility. The development was built in the English Tudor style and was equipped with modern amenities such as electric lighting, but retained a rustic mountain flair that featured riding stables, a ski run, tennis courts and an Olympic size swimming pool.

In 1929 the Great Depression arrived and combined with the heady days of the Roaring 20’s and the Prohibition Era a new age was ushered in that brought moonshine, gambling and dance hall girls. The club house transformed into a casino, the inn became a brothel, and the aquifers that watered the pool house soon began to water a taste for the “shine”, all under the watchful eyes of Los Angeles mobsters and rumored management by Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

By the early 1950’s, again the times had changed, Club Arrowhead Villas became a respectable community establishment once more, with only the ghosts of the past still wandering these many rooms. Even today these ghost
Club Arrowhead in the Pines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2016
2. Club Arrowhead in the Pines Marker
stories abound, of Violet, a working girl killed by a jealous mobster, whose perfume waifs as she wanders the halls ...of a small boy killed by a passing ice truck whose foot steps are found in the fresh morning snow,... and of the young Indian maiden who asks for help to cross the sometimes raging waters of Fleming Creek.

With a dedication to California’s historical past, these properties have been reunited and fully restored in a new vision of The Atkins Corporation as a place for the arts and entertainment for visitors and mountain residents alike. The casino has become The Tudor House, the inn has become The Bracken Fern Manor, and the pool house has become The Club House… that now again waters the tastes of all who come.

...and, once in a great while, the spring breeze carries the scent of violets still...
 
Erected 2016 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus in conjunction with Club Arrowhead in The Pines. (Marker Number 157.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.294′ N, 117° 11.228′ W. Marker is near Lake Arrowhead, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Arrowhead Villa Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map
Club Arrowhead in the Pines Logo image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 4, 1928
3. Club Arrowhead in the Pines Logo
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Arrowhead Villa Road, Lake Arrowhead CA 92352, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial to Pauliena LaFuze (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Daley Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mountain History Museum (approx. 2.1 miles away); Donald S. Wieman (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mormon Lumber Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Arrowhead Landmark (approx. 7.1 miles away); Historic Cannon (approx. 7.6 miles away); Las Flores Ranch / Mojave Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake Arrowhead.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Tudor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 18, 2011
4. The Tudor House
The Tudor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 18, 2011
5. The Tudor House
The Tudor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 18, 2011
6. The Tudor House
The Tudor House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 18, 2011
7. The Tudor House
Arrowhed Villa Road image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 13, 2015
8. Arrowhed Villa Road
Club Arrowhead in the Pines Entrance Pillars image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 13, 2015
9. Club Arrowhead in the Pines Entrance Pillars
Club Arrowhead in the Pines Entrance Pillars image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 13, 2015
10. Club Arrowhead in the Pines Entrance Pillars
Arrowhead Villas
and
Arrowhead Villas Club
Developed by
The Atkins Corporation
W. Markowitz Pres.
J.F. Simons Sec. Treas.
Club Arrowhead in the Pines Entrance Pillars image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 13, 2015
11. Club Arrowhead in the Pines Entrance Pillars
Dedication Patch image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 1, 2016
12. Dedication Patch
The Tudor House
Lake Arrowhead CA
Spring Doins, May 2016
Billy Holcomb ECV
 
 
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