The webmaster, Dan Dawson, at Mount Hermon contacted me earlier this week offering to give me a tour of the historical archives at Mount Hermon, specifically in relation to the Southern Pacific Railroad that used to call at Mount Hermon. He generously allowed me to repost all of these photographs. With that being said, I will refer you to the somewhat updated article I posted on Mount Hermon in September 2012 for the history of the site, with these photographs being a continuation of that article.
|A 1911 Parcel Map of Mount Hermon showing the South Pacific Railroad|
(under the subsidiary name South Pacific Coast) running along the left side of the retreat.
|Various Guests seated on and beside bench alongside a Southern Pacific freight car at Mount Hermon.|
The names of the individuals are known, though not reproduced here.
|The Epworth League Institute at Mount Hermon Association Grounds in 1919 in front of a SPRR parlor car.|
|Conference members walking toward Felton along the tracks. The Zayante Creek Trestle can be seen behind them.|
|A group of conference-goers returning to Mount Hermon. This photograph is taken just beyond the|
(East) Zayante Road entrance to the park, with the wooden fence at left heading toward Zayante Inn.
|An overview of Mount Hermon around 1908 looking at the Parade Grounds between Zayante Inn and the station. A SPRR is parked at the depot. This was taken before the post office was built.|
|A photograph that was attached to a letter sowing a crowd of conference-goers beside a passenger train at the Mount Hermon Station. It must have been hot considering all the umbrellas.|
|The original Mount Hermon station house as it looked immediately after Mount Hermon took over Arcadia in 1906. These boys ferried luggage from the trains to the Zayante Inn for guests.|
|A crowd of passengers departing from a SPRR train in the early 1910s.|
|Passengers awaiting a train at Mount Hermon Station beside the new station house, circa 1915 to 1920.|
|The main road into Mount Hermon from (East) Zayante Road around 1930.|
|The trestle that crosses over Zayante Creek south of Mount Hermon.|
This may spawn its own post at a later point in time, but until then...