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This Rough Paradise

Pioneers of Mill Creek Canyon book
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Shannon Wray's story in Mill Creek Canyon began when her great-great-grandfather came to the canyon in 1847 with a U.S. Army detachment to cut trees there for a flagpole at Fort Moore in Los Angeles. Hailing from a Hollywood family, her aunt was Fay Wray, classic film star of King Kong fame. As a young child, she spent every summer in Mill Creek Canyon then moved there year-round in 1968 and attended school at the old two-room stone Fallsvale Schoolhouse. Shannon enjoyed careers in publishing in the United States, the UK, and Canada before becoming a television producer. Traveling the world for national networks, such as NBC, CBC, CTV, and Bravo! for over thirty years, she has produced more than 800 hours of national broadcast television and two films. Returning to her hometown in 2009, she became fascinated with the people in its past and spent ten years researching the history of the canyon. She continues that research and now presents Mill Creek and San Bernardino Mountains' history throughout Southern California. 

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