Resorts in this region number almost a hundred with every kind of service available. Hotels have been built – thoroly (sp) modern structures with steam heat – a new process of building near Pan Hot Springs. The medicinal properties of these hot springs are wonderfully beneficial for rheumatism and kindred troubles—and so far and fast has their fame spread, that in one year the resort has proven too small and is being rebuilt and made three times the original size. The foundation for the new Fontenelle Hotel is laid as this pamphlet goes to press. Photos of the interior and outdoor pool tell the story of improvement better than the written word. These are included in the photographic folder of Big Bear City. The swimming pool and hotel are immediately adjacent to the territory in which is BUILDING BIG BEAR CITY.
Apart from the mere mention of the Silver Fox Farms in the list of Valley improvements, we want to call special attention to them. Two successful farms are located on land adjoining the Big Bear Land and Water Co. holdings and are well worth the visit. Although a comparatively new industry, it has proven highly profitable and is worth the thoughtful attention of any prospective investor.
The State Government fish hatchery is located on the holdings of the Big Bear Land & Water Co. on a stream diverted from Green Canyon stream having been chosen after careful investigation regarding the purity of the water.
In 1915 there were less than twenty private homes in Big Bear Valley. Today there are more than three thousand.
The Southern Sierra Light and Power Co. furnishes electricity for the Valley thru the Bear Valley Development Co., over two long distance lines—one via Redlands, the other via San Bernardino.
The soil of the entire Valley is fertile—before it was California’s playground, it was the garden spot of the pioneer.