Clipped From The Signal
bought Big Oaks two months ago. - Built in 1926, Big Oaks Lodge has been a popular gathering place for miners, 'H ilii': campers, and valley folk for over half a century. The Lodge started out as an eight-stool beer bar located on what was then the only route from Antelope Valley to Los Angeles. Big Oaks expanded in the thirties, adding a 100-person restaurant and dance floor. The bar need-ed more stool space after the lodge received a liquor license in 1938, though it kept its original black slate floor and tree-bark "wallpaper "