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Scenic views of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains in California
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Big Bear Lake is no stranger to the silver screen. It has been featured in classic movie productions, including Gone with the Wind and Heidi (starring Shirley Temple).

Panning for gold in Big Bear Lake, California
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Originally a ranching community, Big Bear Lake became the site of Southern California’s largest gold rush when gold was discovered in Big Bear Valley in 1855.

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