“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gorman in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Sandberg’s Summit Hotel

Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2015
1. Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Marker
This resort was established around 1915 and was constructed with rough-hewn logs and rugged stone, reflective of the “Western Alpine” style popularized by the National Parks in the early 1900s. It differed from the other stops along the Ridge Route as it had a Post Office and that it primarily catered to the motor stage and automobile stage and not to truckers.

Este albergue fue establecido alrededor de 1915 y fue construido de troncos y piedra bruta, que refleja el estilo "Western Alpine" popularizado en hoteles en los Parques Nacionales a comienzos del siglo. Se diferencia de las otras paradas a lo largo de la ruta, ya que ésta tenía una oficina postal de correos y beneficiaba principalmente al turismo y no a los camioneros.

Courtesy of the Harrison Scott Collection.
Erected 1997 by California 4×4 Club; Boy Scout Troop 583 (Castaic); and Ridge Route Preservation Organization.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 9, 2020
2. Sandberg’s Summit Hotel Marker
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34° 44.46′ N, 118° 42.592′ W. Marker has been reported unreadable. Marker is near Gorman, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Ridge Route Road, 2.7 miles south of Highway 138, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 11 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Old Ridge Route (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liebre Summit (approx. 0.7 miles away); Liebre State Highway Camp (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tumble Inn (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kelly’s Halfway Inn (approx. 4.1 miles away); Reservoir Summit (approx. 5½ miles away); The “Ridge Route” (approx. 6.1 miles away); Castaic Powerplant (approx. 6.2 miles away); Swede’s Cut (approx. 6.9 miles away); National Forest Inn (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ridge Route Directory (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gorman.
More about this marker. This is the northern-most of nine historical markers placed in 1997 along the Ridge Route, and one of four on the section of road currently open to motor vehicles. There is a locked gate four miles south at the historic Tumble Inn site. Efforts to re-open the entire road are ongoing, as are efforts to install new markers.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. — Ridge Route Directory
Also see . . .  Ridge Route Preservation Organization. (Submitted on June 11, 2020.)
Hotel Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 9, 2020
3. Hotel Site
Sandberg’s postcard image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
4. Sandberg’s postcard
This photo is featured on the marker.
Sandberg’s Summit Hotel postcard image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
5. Sandberg’s Summit Hotel postcard
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2020. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022