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The Norconian Resort

Author: Kevin Bash; Brigitte Jouxtel
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2007.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The Norconian Resort Supreme was a magnificent disaster. A chance discovery of "hot sulfur water" in 1926 led entrepreneur Rex Clark to construct one of the finest and most comprehensive recreation facilities on the West Coast. Movie stars, Olympic champions, and the richest of the rich flocked to it. Sadly the Norconian debuted just months before the onset of the Great Depression, and very quickly Rex Clark's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bash; Brigitte Jouxtel
ISBN: 9780738555591 0738555592
OCLC Number: 176918823
Description: 127 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rex B. Clark and Norco --
Building the dream --
A golfer's paradise --
Olympic gold in Norco --
The Norconian Resort Supreme --
Hollywood in Norco --
Patients, prisoners, and Ph. D.s.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: Kevin Bash and Brigitte Jouxtel.
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The Norconian Resort Supreme was a magnificent disaster. A chance discovery of "hot sulfur water" in 1926 led entrepreneur Rex Clark to construct one of the finest and most comprehensive recreation facilities on the West Coast. Movie stars, Olympic champions, and the richest of the rich flocked to it. Sadly the Norconian debuted just months before the onset of the Great Depression, and very quickly Rex Clark's $4.5-million dream became known as "Rex's Folly." The resort eventually became one of the preeminent naval hospitals in the nation, a top-secret think tank, and a medium-security prison. Miraculously, most of the original structures still exist. The old hotel, despite its placement on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a political hot potato and now sits languishing in the middle of the California Rehabilitation Center--abandoned yet stunning, with fabulous chandeliers, tile work, and breathtaking paintings still intact.--Publisher description.

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