Fawn Lodge & Other Fawnskin Stuff

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Fawn Lodge
Some Fawnskin Folks asked me about what was going on with the Fawn Lodge and since I had not contacted the owners in some time, I took the time to email.

Yes, something is happening but no, they can’t discuss anything yet and nothing is certain. Only preliminary contact has been made. If you have a specific question or information you want to have confirmed or denied, leave it in the comments and I’ll send it over.

Pat Conroy Memorial
So I was sad to hear that Pat Conroy had passed away on May 14th after a long battle with cancer. There will be a memorial ceremony at Moose Lodge 2085 on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00pm. Pat’s family have been long time residents of Fawnskin and he served as past Governor and held a Fellowship Degree of Honor. LOOM members holding Legion, Fellowship and higher degrees are asked to wear full regalia in his honor. There will be food and music after the services to honor his life.

Weather Whining
Locals are beginning to whine about the cold weather since snow, sleet and rain has been common place over the last week. I actually went out yesterday without a jacket but it was a bit chilly.

Bear Management Update
California’s growing black bear population is now estimated to be at more than 40,000. In 2010, black bears stirred up trouble and DFG staff logged more than 5,200 hours handling black bear nuisance issues in the Lake Tahoe region alone.

Hunters in California are required to get hunter education prior to being issued a hunting license and bear hunting season is part of the management program that coincides with deer season in California which is slated to begin on July 9, 2011. Hunting season closes when there are 1,700 bears reported taken or the last Sunday in December, which ever comes first.

The Department of Fish & Game (DFG) has increased efforts on learning more about the biology of bears. DFG felt more information could be obtained from kill data and now require the mandatory return of bear tags as well as a premolar tooth from the bear. Click here for information on hunting in California and here for California hunting license fees.

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5 Responses to “Fawn Lodge & Other Fawnskin Stuff

  • 1
    Medium Rare
    May 25th, 2011 17:40

    Don’t you have a direct email contact where people can send you information privately? I have a lot of historical questions about Fawnskin that don’t seem to have a lot of answers, correct or otherwise.

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 26th, 2011 14:42

    You can leave them posted here. I moderate all comments. Subscribers have access to me–otherwise just post it.

  • 3
    Medium Rare
    May 26th, 2011 17:41

    Was there another lodge before this one on the same site that burned down? Maybe a family home with several children?
    From what I’ve read of Big Bear Valley history, all the lodges built in the 1800’s burned down in some catastrophic fire that required the entire place to rebuilt. Is the same history that of the Fawn Lodge?


  • 4
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 26th, 2011 20:00

    You might spend some time using the history link in the sidebar. If you check the archives you can find a two part series on the history of Fawn Lodge which is the most valid to date. We should have another update soon.

  • 5
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    May 27th, 2011 16:07

    If you read the history of Fawn Lodge you can see that it was built in the 1920’s.

    “Above: Guio Block (later known as Fawn Lodge) shortly after construction was completed in 1925.”