My grandfather, John “Pappy” Smith to many, just bought land to build his own hotel. My guess is he wants to move from Victorville so he can move his 5 children and wife, Caroline, to live under one roof. I think he owned the historical Hotel Stewart near the train station in Victorville while his family lived in Redding. My dad remembered the famous dog staying at this hotel, Rin Tin Tin. Dad, Dick Smith, is just 15 while his little sister is only 5 now. This venture is to hold great promise for this hard working family. A block north the new hotel, Casa Del Camino is almost ready for it’s grand opening. This structure cost $75,000 and was only open summers in the beginning.
Fortunately,Dave Anderson posted this photo below on Facebook. Reality sets in as this is what the road looked like towards Laguna Canyon. This sure shows me what vision my grandparents must have had in 1928. Wish I could ask them so many questions now.