Historical Information

Do you have historical photos and stories to share of Palomar Mountain? Do you have items that could be of interest for a 'Palomar Mountain Museum" someday?

Please contact me as I am glad to connect you with volunteers helping preserve things from our past for generations to enjoy in the future.

Meanwhile, enjoy the links provided and you might want to order books on the history of Palomar Mountain. Another book is in the works. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when it is hot off the press.

Bonnie Phelps     760 742-1742     

Here is a fun message that came from a couple who looked at cabins.  John has fond memories of happy times and great muffins on Palomar:

John Trelease
To: Bonnie Phelps
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The cabin we stayed at in the 1950's was owned by the McIntyre family. We slept in sleeping bags on bed spring suspended by ropes that were tied to trees.
  Then in the morning for breakfast we had "Ma Mac Muffins."

Now, about that "Ma Mac Muffin" recipe, we can't locate it, however I spoke with my sister and she said that the Bisquick recipe will work just fine. Just pour the muffin cups half full and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on it, then fill the rest of the muffin cup and sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top. I think we'll try it as soon as it cools off down here. 

Thanks for the tour of the cabins, John Trelease and Chris

The Summit on Palomar Mountain

A Half Century of Change

Thanks to Bruce Graves,
who shared the vintage postcard  Thompson's Summit Grove taken in 1954. Bruce also took the current photo of 'The Summit' fifty years later in 2004.  You can see the gas pump in the middle of the postcard, and don't you just love that Woody station wagon?   Thanks Bruce!