Date(s) - 11/02/2022
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Shannon Wray presents “100 Years in the San Bernardino Mountains”
This photo illustrated presentation, will feature the history of grizzly bears in the mountains, the history of the first settlers in the area, the recreational activities including the mule rides up the Vivian Creek trail to San Gorgonio, and the history of floods in Mill Creek Canyon which periodically wipe out everything. Free raffle for a copy Shannon’s book Pioneers of Mill Creek Canyon follows the program.
Shannon Wray is a media professional and the author of the book Pioneers of Mill Creek Canyon, published by The History Press. Her story in Mill Creek Canyon began when her great-great-grandfather arrived there in 1847 with a U.S. Army detachment to cut trees for a flagpole at Fort Moore in Los Angeles. The United States flag was raised over Southern California for the first time on that flagpole on July 4, 1847. Hailing from a Hollywood family, her aunt was the classic film star Fay Wray of King Kong fame. Shannon has had careers in music, publishing, and media, traveling the world as a broadcast journalist and producer for major networks for more than 30 years. After returning to her hometown of Forest Falls, California she spent a decade researching the history of Mill Creek Canyon. She writes and lectures about this uniquely historical and environmentally sensitive area.
Information on the Pasadena Group’s hikes, outings, and conservation activities precedes the program. Doors open at 7:00 pm for socializing and refreshments. Program starts at 7:30 pm, at Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N Altadena Drive, Pasadena. Contact Bill Joyce at email@example.com.