Peddar’s Road – Jessoran’s Toboggan
Mr. Peddar had the finest cabin near town in the early days and for locomotion he had built a kind of sleigh to go on snow, or changed it to a carriage by attaching wheels. In that way he could drive the vehicle, with horses of course, to the Cushenberry or Johnson, anyway to the snow line, then put his runners and go on snow. I really don’t know just how practical it proved, as I was not there those winters. Mr. Peddar always insisted the road from Hesperia should keep nearer the hills until the Cushenberry Ranch was reached, and he a kind of survey. Today the Santa Fe is building a branch track to Kiser’s claims, almost on the exact Peddar lines.
Mr. Jessoran promoted the first toboggan slide. Near town? Not at all, but on a west slope from the Meriman Meadows near the road to Camp Osito, facing towards the old Riverside Playgrounds. I was there and it wasn’t much, but it started an idea, the next attempt was across from Preston’s Garage.