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The History Mystery #43

NORTH FORK — The North Fork History Group has a booklet in our archives entitled “History Notes on Grace Community Church.” It was written by Clara Radman, Dorothy Knoch and Rowena Kratzer. It covers a number of subjects but our History Mystery has to do with how the congregation obtained the church building. Prior to the present church building, services ...

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Tour Focuses On Geology

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — “Tabletops to Domes” will be the focus of a guided tour along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway on Saturday, July 30. Join geologist Tom Burdette in an informative tour and discussion of the geology of the Sierra Nevada as observed along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, sharing the amazing events that have led to the present ...

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The History Mystery #42

This is a photo of the recently restored wooden part of the adobe located on the grounds of the Coarsegold Historic Museum. We know that it was originally built about 1910. It was a 2-story building but after a snow storm it collapsed and was rebuilt as a one story addition. Many families lived in the building and we are ...

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History Mystery #41

This is a real photo postcard of the type commonly used to send images of a person or location to friends and family. It is just one of the several hundred photos given to the Research Library of the Sierra Historical Society by Jack Gyer before his death. Before he began to publish the Sierra Star in 1957, Jack was ...

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The History Mystery #40

The History Mystery for May is presented by the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork. We would like to know who the people are in this photograph, where they are, why they are all gathered, and any other interesting facts anyone may know. (click photo to enlarge) This picture is currently on display at the museum and we would like ...

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The History Mystery #39

Last year the Grub Gulch Clampers (E Clampus Vitus) had been doing some research on the Sugar Pine Flume route, we are still trying to locate all the Flume House sites along the course of the flume. Along the Fresno River just above Hensley Lake we came across this group of rocks stacked between two large boulders, after exploring the ...

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The History Mystery #38

The Clampers (E Clampus Vitus Grub Gulch Chapter #41-49) are generously donating a Monitor Hydraulic nozzle to the Raymond Museum and setting up a display to explain how they worked and why their use had to be banned due to their destructive nature. Because the monitors worked with gravity fed water lines they needed to have water lines that dropped ...

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The History Mystery #37

This month’s History Mystery comes from Milt Wheeler (not related to Tom). Milt attended North Fork School as a boy, but he now resides in Hawaii. Milt and his brother played on the basketball team in 1955. He has a photo of the team, but cannot remember the names of all the players. Can someone help him out and tell ...

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The History Mystery #36

COARSEGOLD — Recently several photos were donated to the Coarsegold Historic Museum. This photo is from that collection. We are asking for help in identifying the photos. If you want to view the other photos please call the museum and we can meet you there as we are on our winter schedule until the spring. You can leave a message ...

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History Mystery #35

In a long forgotten and remote corner of Mariposa County, at the intersection of West Westfall and Preston Roads, one can still see the crumbling stone ruins of an old copper smelter. Nearby, and in what is now Madera County, are the remains of the three main copper mines of the Foot Hill Copper Belt; the Buchanan, the Daulton, and ...

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