The Spirit of Pine Valley

A Unique Community Living with Nature

History of Pine Valley Subdivision

by Judy Mandeville, Historian

Pine Valley is a unique subdivision surrounded by National Forest.  It is one mile from the nearest residential area.  The valley was homesteaded by Jack Speed.  There were several western movies filmed in the area.  Harold Friend purchased the valley in the late 60’s.  Jacks Canyon Road was an old forest road at the time and it was redone with many of the curves taken out of it.  You can still see some signs of the old road along the creek.  It was put in during a very wet year when they had 13 inches of rain in two months.  It was a gravel road and in some spots it became very deep due to trucks getting stuck and having to dump their loads to be pulled out. Read More >