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Old Trapper's Relics, or, "What are those strange statues?"

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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?