The Road to Mount Lemmon – A Father, A Family, and the Making of Summerhaven

December 2016.
December 2016.

Mary Ellen Barnes grew up in the Santa Catalina Mountains and shares some of her experiences in this book. Starting with Mary Ellen Barnes’ father Tony Zimmerman the family was important part of the early development of Summerhaven and is still part of the community today. I think this book really shines if you have read more ‘formal’ histories of the mountains like Look to the Mountains, An in-depth look into the lives and times of the people who shaped the history of the Catalina Mountains and Islands in the Desert to give more context to these stories.

  • Mary Ellen Barnes
  • The University of Arizona Press – 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-8165-2781-6
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