Old Trapper's Relics, or, "What are those strange statues?"
Do you ever happen upon something in the realm of local history that stirs your interest enough to employ good old Google in order to delve into it just a little further? It's that sort of curiosity that killed the cat, we suppose. It happened to us just the other day, when we caught a sort of "favorite moments" episode of Huell Howser's show on KCET. He re-ran an old feature from the late 80s about a spot called "Old Trapper's Lodge," which is just a couple of miles from our home. Well, actually, it was just a couple of miles, on Keswick Street in Sun Valley; as it turns out, despite being designated a California State Historic Landmark, it was torn down! But what was it that caught our attention? And what became of it?