Meet Bruce Druliner!

Mountain Man Program is available for your events.

Please check out his two CD's for your listening pleasure. 

Bruce Druliner has been connected to Palomar Mountain since his grandparents purchased their Rancho Palomar adobe hacienda in 1954. Bruce spent many boyhood days, during family visits to Palomar, roaming the forested woodlands and playing "Cowboys and Indians" while riding a western saddle cinched to a sawhorse.

In 1972, Bruce moved permanently to Rancho Palomar engaging in various occupations such as caretaker for his grandparents, ranch hand on local cattle spreads, gardener and maintenance mechanic at Palomar Observatory and self-employed musician, singer and entertainer. During those early years Bruce attended many barn dances at the old Bailey Palomar Resort where he learned to teach and "call" square dances. His first musical group on Palomar was known as "Hangin' Judge Druliner's Square Dance Band" and this ensemble evolved into the Smith Mountain Band.

In 1986, with the encouragement of many school teacher friends, Bruce created the Mountain Man Living History Presentation. Since then he has performed hundreds of programs all over the west for schools, libraries, museums, resorts, State and National Parks. Beginning in 2000 Bruce worked four summers as a Park Ranger at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site in western North Dakota. In 2005 he became a tour guide and historical interpreter for Old Fort Benton in Montana, and worked there nine summers. Bruce enthusiastically performs his jobs and programs using his lifetime of experience gained through reading, researching and hands-on "experiential anthropology" actually living the lifestyle of his buckskin-clad heroes, the historic Mountain Men!

Bruce in the News: 

Old Timers on Palomar

Mountain Man Bruce
"Burnt Spoon" Druliner

Bruce shows how to find
wild plants you can eat 

How to make Acorn Meal 
How to Fire a Flintlock 

How to throw a Tomahawk 

To contact Bruce for further information or to order his CDs:

Bruce Druliner, Rancho Palomar
25155 East Grade Road
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
76O.522.9926   Connect with Bruce