Valley Historical Society invites everyone to join the Thursday February 11th meeting, to
be at the Discovery Center.
Chairperson Jonni Vindiola will present
the History of the Tidwell Family, of which she is a member; particularly a
distant relative of long-time San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell.
Tidwell was born in Big Bear Valley. The story of his youth and later in his law
enforcement career, is most interesting!
meeting begins at 7:00 P.M. The
Discovery Center is located on North Shore Drive, west of the Range Station.
a Field Trip
Adventure, Friday February
12th (weather permitting) meet and carpool to a visit of the
birth site in Metcalf Bay, of Sheriff Tidwell. He built a home in his later years in Erwin
Lake – using the original log home as a basic structure – is in the offing.
others at 9:00 A.M. at the Big
Bear Valley Museum parking lot, located in Big Bear City at 800 Greenway Road at Tom Core Lane.
1 - Floyd Tidwell standing in front of
the Tidwell's Lone Star Cabins sign
in Metcalf Bay (1930's)
- Deputy Floyd Tidwell, Big Bear Lake (1950's)
- Sheriff Floyd Tidwell, Big Bear Lake (1980's)
4 - Lone Star Camp - Built between
1912-1916 by Bob and Cora Belt
(later to become Floyd's mother, Peggy Tidwell)
5 - Peggy Tidwell standing by the
family's cabin at Lone Star Camp (1930's)
6- Belt – Bob Belt, Peggy's first
husband who built Lone Star Camp and Belt's Duck Club
out at Baldwin
Lake. He was shot and killed near the Duck Club by an escapee from Patton.
7 - Duck Club - Baldwin Lake (1917)
Knickerbocker & A.P. Tidwell -
Bill Knickerbocker and A.P. (Ted) Tidwell long-time family friends.
construct of many of their lodges, camps, and cabins.
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