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Marker #3: Welcome Sign
History of the Lake Arrowhead Community in the San Bernardino Mountain Range

This land has been traversed by Native Americans, Spanish missionaries, American capitalists, grizzly bear hunters, cattle rustlers, gold miners, mountain loggers, high-stakes land developers, and Hollywood movie stars.

Today, the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Lodge is a thriving venue for conferences, retreats, and the ever popular UCLA Bruin Woods Family Resort.

In 1946, the Los Angeles Turf Club — a group of businessmen who owned the Santa Anita Race Track — purchased the lake and surrounding properties. The Turf Club made gifts of land to organizations, including the University of California. Several different UC campuses ran conferences here over the years until 1982, when leadership of the property was transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Walk back to the Main Lodge to learn more at Marker #4.