In 2012 the Big Bear Southwest Shore Colony will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The present Big Bear Dam, which replaced an earlier rock dam, was completed in 1912. About that time several summer cabins were built along the shore on both the north and south side of the dam. Many of these picturesque cabins are still in existence today, and some are still owned by the same families that built them. The early cabins along the southwest shore form the core of the recreational area known as the Big Bear Southwest Shore Colony. The Southwest Shore Association plans to sponsor several Centennial activities, including a Centennial Dinner on Saturday night, July 7. At that time we will also unveil the Southwest Shore Centennial Album, which will convey 100 years of history through stories and photos. Stay tuned for more details.