Halona Cabin, Pomona College’s rustic mountain lodge in Idyllwild, Calif., is a frequent destination for student retreats. (TSL‘s senior staff spent a night there not long ago.) But when the cabin was first constructed, it had a narrower purpose: to serve as an off-campus gathering place for Pomona’s female students. In the article below, from October 1930, some of those students took their first trip to the future site of the cabin. A companion article, describing the fundraiser for the cabin’s construction, exhorted, “Women, think of the fun of sitting around a roaring fire in a cozy cabin with the ground all covered with snow! Think of the fun of tobogganing, of swimming, according to the time of year—then buy those cards!”
Two days later, TSL printed the ‘tentative plans’ for the cabin’s design.