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Bob W

Lyndhurst, NJ

#41 Jul 7, 2009
I was actually born at the Naval Hospital in October, 1956. For years, we would ride our horses over by what became the Thousand Trails resort, and wave to the hospital when we went driving past. I used to joke that I was born in a drug-rehab center... I wish I had the money to bring the place back to its past glory.

Since: Jul 09

Sacramento, CA

#42 Jul 22, 2009
This place is amazing! I was a clerk there for 14months back in 2000 till
i parolled Sept. 12th 2001. Once a month california's prisons put out a bullentin for CDC staff that they share with the other institutions. I.S.T. In Service Training. The classroom where the corectional officers did their training use to be a ballroom.There was a metal staircase that wrapped around which took you up to the top floor I was told that was where the orchestra played back in the day. Once a month I would hand deliver the i.s.t. books to the other departments that were spread across the entire hotel.I was one of the 3 maybe 4 inmates that was able to walk all over that place without escort. I cant believe that a movie studio hasent purchased this place!
ROY KENNEDY

AOL

#43 Oct 14, 2009
I WOULD LOVE TO HELP PRSERVE THE HOTEL, LAKE AND SUROUNDING AREA.
Frank Day

Lawrence, KS

#44 Nov 10, 2010
Trying to find a phone number for Kevin as have two "new" names you might want to contact that were in the Navy and stationed at U. S. Naval Hospital, Corona along with myself and my wife. Kevin and anyone else that are trying to save such a treasure, THANKS, THANKS, THANKS. Frank Day, Lawrence, Kansas
DDD

Los Angeles, CA

#45 Mar 10, 2011
I am relatively new to Norco ,3 years now, but I grew up in Fallbrook and Yorba Linda and knew nothing of this beautiful historical place. I hope that I am not to late and I wish to help in any and all capacities possible. I think all schools within reasonable driving distance would love and appreciate a field trip, weddings could be held as it is amazing as a venue, community events as well that would draw large crowds that would pay to park and get in and start putting that money towards the restoration project.
I am hopeful and optimistic :-)
question everything

Corona, CA

#46 Jul 27, 2012
This place is most likely huanted by all the bad stuff that went on there.Org ys might not be the only things that went on at the Norconian.The Norconian's best yrs where from pools openning May,1928 to 1933.(Prohibition just so happen to end the same yr Dec 5 1933).I think there was more than illegal liquor and orgys going on too.
Jennifer Jones

Rockford, MI

#47 Jul 29, 2012
Kevin Bash wrote:
I am looking for anyone who has any connection to the Norconian,
navy or crc at Norco.
Kevin
Yes! I was there! And I know other women that I am still in contact with that were there as well! Feel free to call me at seven one four 767 one eight 98
Jennifer Jones

Rockford, MI

#48 Jul 29, 2012
question everything wrote:
This place is most likely huanted by all the bad stuff that went on there.Org ys might not be the only things that went on at the Norconian.The Norconian's best yrs where from pools openning May,1928 to 1933.(Prohibition just so happen to end the same yr Dec 5 1933).I think there was more than illegal liquor and orgys going on too.
It was haunted! I am a sane person full of doubt but I cannot deny the experience I had in that hotel!
Jennifer Jones

Rockford, MI

#49 Jul 29, 2012
C_Stoll wrote:
While I'm at it... I live in Davis, CA., not Pittsburgh.
We also heard there was a large set of rooms located about 10+ stories below ground to provide a cool, secured location for the early giant computers that tracked the Pacific Fleet. Supposedly the arrangement of hills and lake made this an ideal "secret" location, hard to detect by enemy (radar??).
DynElectron was also connected with the Navy and weapon development(located across the street on Hamner, next to the old 'Nip & Sips'-- famous for their rumored horse burgers). Few people knew about the 'resort' back in the 60's, 70's because it was intentionally kept from public view or discussion. It was still a controlled Navel base, and we only learned about it later from people who worked there, after information no longer was classified. No one had access to the site except those who worked there. They also had a cadet program back in the late 60's.
The resort was nicknamed the 'Heroin Hilton' for a number of years when it was connected with the Calif. Rehab Center. I think most or all of the people serving time there were in for drug addictions. I heard they used to keep all of the lights on at all times in each of the rooms, many of which were locked, for security.
Nearby Beacon Hill was named for the beacon located at the top during WWII. You can probably still see the dynamite blasted boulders at the top of the hill where the beacon was nestled (still apparent in the 70's).
I was there! I walked through those underground tunnels and rooms and wondered what those were used for! Some rooms were shallow only a person of 5ft. Could stand straight.
Jennifer Jones

Burbank, CA

#50 Jul 29, 2012
patty eakens wrote:
i am retired now but when i received my certification in substance abuse counseling, my first job as a counselor was at walden house, yard 4 womens, yard that was from 2003-2005, at that time the hotel part had already been closed off but the old barracks were still being used for inmates. i will never forget the stairs that led from the parking lot, lake side , front entrance, up the hill to the 4 yard. what a hall. but that is not my only connection with the hotel. as it seems that life is a continual circle, when i was very young and married, it just so happened that i was unaware of the fact that my husband was an addict and had served time at crc. shortly after we were married he relapsed and was returned to crc for a dry-out and i visited him there. he was in the wooden barracks so i did not see much else. also, at the same time i had ran into an old old friend who had also become an addict and not long after that she was incarcerated at crc. at that time they women were housed in the hotel section and i visited her there on several occasions. i was amazed at the beauty of the building and the way that the women kept it so clean, the black and white marble tiled dining room was the visiting room at that time. as an after thought, that was the last time my husband did any time at all and he was able with the help of friends and family to remain clean and was clean at his death in 1994. my girlfriend, i am sad to say was not so lucky and in the ensuring years i have lost contact with her. gee, wonder if that is why in 2002 i returned to school to become a counselor. i would love to be updated on any aspects of the norconian or crc if possible, thank you so much
patty eakens
navy or crc at Norco.
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It was a drug counselor in that rehab at CRC that saved my life! I will forever hold that place dear to my heart!
Dee

Corona, CA

#51 Jul 29, 2012
Stephen Miller wrote:
I came in pocession of some butter knives from the Lake Norconian Club way up here in Eureka, Ca. Is there a market for these items?
Do you still have these for sale? I'd like to see them if so...please reply with your email if you're interested :) THX!
Joy EBJ

United States

#52 Aug 8, 2012
Bob W wrote:
I was actually born at the Naval Hospital in October, 1956. For years, we would ride our horses over by what became the Thousand Trails resort, and wave to the hospital when we went driving past. I used to joke that I was born in a drug-rehab center... I wish I had the money to bring the place back to its past glory.
I was born there in August, 1956. I did not grow up there, but I have been fascinated by the history.
Norconian for weddings

South Pasadena, CA

#53 May 6, 2013
I Don't think so. Not if you want your guests to attend. Takes 5 minutes for each guest to go through the check in process and presuming the staff remembered to put your guest on list. Nobody can get in if the staff forgets to put your name on the guest list. They really don't care about you and your special day it would be best to find a place that doesn't have armed guards at the gate.
towrk

Murrieta, CA

#54 Aug 26, 2013
Jennifer Jones wrote:
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It was a drug counselor in that rehab at CRC that saved my life! I will forever hold that place dear to my heart!
i was housed there for the last few years of my 12 year stretch they sentenced me to, and while i was there i seen many strange and unusual things occur there and i was a victim of false acquisations and was taken down some of the halls to some dark eery places with dim lights, it made me wonder if the staff was expieramenting on inmates there? After all, many inmates were zonked the hell out there, and the octors there were all federal doctors!
towrk

Murrieta, CA

#55 Aug 26, 2013
there are many dark things going on in crc that should not be, that place is a site of evilness and corruption to say the least! the spirits that dwell there within will never leave that place whether its a prison or fixed up for the community! I wish everyone the best of luck in whatever becomes of that place, but there has been too much of lifes blood offered on those grounds to ever expect any of the spirits(both good and evil)to have a chance to leave in peace, the evil ones will stay to haunt and torment any new comers, as the good must also stay to try to bring closure and pacify the lost and innocent lives that were sacrificed on the alter of life there at the Norconian if thats what you choose to call the place, I would prefer it be called Mictlan- The place of lost souls!
towrk

Murrieta, CA

#56 Aug 26, 2013
Jennifer Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
I was there! I walked through those underground tunnels and rooms and wondered what those were used for! Some rooms were shallow only a person of 5ft. Could stand straight.
one wont beleive this till they see it and understand that more than talked about occurs at this place!!!
Tracey Johnston

Riverside, CA

#57 Oct 9, 2013
I love riding at the Norconian, have you ever heard of Byron Hot Springs? it is just like the Norconian and in disrepair too. I wish I could restore both.
Tracey Johnston.
Allison Z

Corona, CA

#58 Nov 12, 2013
I am a student of anthropology (focusing in historic and modern archaeology and museology). I fell in love with the Norconian years ago, maybe I've always loved it. I've lived in Norco for about 20 years, it's my home, and I love it's history. It's astounding at what such a small town has been able to accomplish. My dream is to have the Norconian rebuilt and thriving. I have so many ideas sometimes it feels like my mind is overflowing. I feel like it would be a magnificent thing to reopen the Norconian 100 years after the original grand opening on 2 February 1929. We have 5562 days until the grand opening. I not only want this to happen, but it needs to, and it should happen.
Cristy

Perris, CA

#60 Apr 15, 2015
Be a man stick up for your rights is he lying dan +
Cristy

Perris, CA

#61 Apr 15, 2015
My friend is getting lied to by he thought friend he started dating some girl I found out later was a prostitute. He left her and turned to his friend for help. The friend is seeing this girl and the girl and him are messing his head up. I can't say anything I'm his ex he don't believe me

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