Roundup: September 10, 2014
Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Mark Landis
Subject: Arrowhead Springs Resort
This program chronicles the fascinating 150-year saga of the sanitariums, hotels, resort facilities, and spring water at Arrowhead Springs, in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Named for the huge natural arrowhead landmark emblazoned on a mountainside, Arrowhead Springs is a beautifully preserved oasis of hot and cold flowing mineral springs. The hotels were a favorite haven for Hollywood’s greatest stars, as well as politicians, and tycoons of industry. The 1939 luxury hotel and many other facilities remain on the property today, standing as amazing reminders of the resort’s long and colorful history.
Mark Landis is a freelance correspondent for the San Bernardino County Sun newspaper, who has been writing local history articles since 2001. He is a member of several local historical societies, and an avid collector of local historic photos and memorabilia. He has recently published on a book about the history of Arrowhead Springs and the famous sanitarium and resorts that have occupied the site since the 1860′s. Mark is a native Californian, and has lived in San Bernardino County since 1984. He currently resides in