Lecture: Cajon Pass

Pfau Library presents one of a series of lectures on the San Bernardino Bicentennial:

Trails and Tales of the Cajon Pass from Indian Footpath to Modern Highway

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Lecture: 6 p.m.
Location: Pfau Library 4005 (4th floor)
By: John Hockaday

Cruising along Interstate 15, today’s drivers are over Cajon Pass in minutes with little time to contemplate the difficulties faced by early travelers. In John’s presentation using historic and contemporary photos, you can learn about the remnants of the old highway, trails, roads, tollhouses and other historic sites in the Cajon Pass. He will present the many changes during the evolution of Route 66 from an Indian footpath to a modern freeway that later became the Interstate 15.

John Hockaday is an accomplished photographer and historical researcher focusing primarily on the Cajon Pass. John has two successful books, The Man Who Built Camp Cajon and From Indian Footpath to Modern Highway, both part of his Trails & Tales of the Cajon Pass series. John has written for such publications as Spanish Traces magazine, a periodical of the Old Spanish Trail Association, as well as the San Bernardino Sun newspaper. John participated in the National Park Service’s mapping project of the Old Spanish Trail and has conducted numerous education tours through Cajon Pass. Books will be available for purchase.

For more info, see San Bernardino Bicentennial lectures brochure (PDF)

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