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Sturtevant Camp

Camp Sturtevant or (Sturtevants Camp) lies close to the Mount Wilson Observatory,
in the Los Angeles National Forest, North East of Pasadena and North of Sierra Madre.

STURTEVANTS CAMP est 1898, California, USA

Sturtevants Camp in a postcard dated 1915
Sturtevant's Camp is in Sierra Madre, California, the nearest large town being Pasadena. It was started by Wilbur Sturtevant , who was born in Ohio around 1840/1 and died in New York in 1910. He had fought with the Ohio Volunteers in the American Civil War, and settled down with his family after being discharged in 1864. Later, however, he left them, and in 1893 started his trail camp in the San Gabriel Mountains, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre.

It was situated near the head of the Big Santa Anita Canyon, and in those days could only be reached by way of a long trek over Mount Wilson, now well known for its Observatory. In 1945 the camp was bought by the Methodists, and run by them as a religious retreat and conference centre, under the name Camp Sturtevant .

Sturtevants Camp is a Methodist Township established over 100 years ago

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