PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

BOOK ABOUT THADDEUS LOWE - 1998

Historic Mount Lowe by Paul H. Rippens

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        The Mount Lowe Railway was one of the premier outdoor experiences in Southern California from 1893 to 1936. Millions of visitors and local residents ventured into the San Gabriel Mountains aboard the railway to spend a day or several days at the Echo Mountain House or Ye Alpine Tavern which later became the Mount Lowe Tavern. This guidebook will lead you from the beginning of the railway in Altadena, into Rubio Canyon, the site of the beautiful Rubio Pavilion. You will find the best way to hike to Echo Mountain and will be able to locate the ruins of the many buildings once located there.


    Next you will follow the route of the Alpine Division of the railway from Echo Mountain to Crystal Springs, the site of Ye Alpine Tavern. You will see the rebuilt ramada at Inspiration Point and hike to OM&M railway and dream of times long ago. Today, only foundations and old right-of-ways remain for visitors to see, but the Mount Lowe Railway continues to be of interest to thousands of visitors every year.


INDEX PAGE

BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

AFTER THE RAILWAY

LOWE FAMILY

BOOKS ABOUT LOWE

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES