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Major Video Games Developed In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Did you know that Oakhurst was once home to one of the world’s largest video game developers? If you remember Sierra Entertainment or perhaps worked there or know someone who did, there’s a writer who would like to talk to you. Laine Nooney, a media studies researcher and cultural historian of technology, will be visiting Oakhurst from Sept. ...

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The History Mystery #20

Submitted by Lynn Northrop of the Raymond Museum The man in this photo is Thomas Hill. The Raymond Museum History Mystery is…. Where did the famous American landscape artist, Thomas Hill, live in Raymond? Mr. Hill painted the very well-known depiction of “The Last Spike” about the joining of the east west transcontinental railroad and he painted many beautiful works ...

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The History Mystery #19

This photograph was taken somewhere very near the town of North Fork, but the exact location is not known, or in what year it was taken. There are a few clues in the photograph that might help you identify where and when it was shot.

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The History Mystery #18

This photograph is of a newly restored item on display at the Coarsegold Historic Museum located at 31899 Highway 41 in Coarsegold. Do you know what it is? What was it used for? When it was originally built? Hint: It was built as a work vehicle a long time ago.

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The History Mystery #17

Written by Roger Mitchell Gold and silver were found on the southeastern flank of Mammoth Mountain in 1878. News of the discovery immediately sparked a “Gold Rush.” A young man by the name of John French, knowing that Mammoth Mountain is in a very remote part of the state and difficult to reach, scouted a route for a horse trail ...

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California Gold Rush History Comes To Life

COLUMBIA — Columbia State Historic Park will present the annual living history event, “Diggins Tent Town 1852,” starting on May 29 and continuing through June 1. The event is sponsored by Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park, and the era is brought to life by over 150 costumed volunteers. Visitors to the quaint town will experience the events ...

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The History Mystery #15

Submitted by the Lynn Northrup of the Raymond Museum In December of 1912 the town of Raymond decided to publish a newspaper with one H.S. Martin as its editor. There was a printing office somewhere in the town and at least 25 weeks of the paper were published. This is No. 25 dated May 8th, 1913, and the only copy ...

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The History Mystery #14

The three-story building in this color photograph appears to be for a business, but note the plants on the railing of the second story. Is it both residence and business? Is the building abandoned? Where is this structure located? Is the lower story made of brick and the upper one (ones?) made of lumber?

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The History Mystery # 12

Written by Roger Mitchell, Historian & Librarian at the Fresno Flats Historic Park, Museum, & Research Library This month’s History Mystery is about an arrastra, a primitive type of quartz mill, about a mile east of Highway 41, just off Thornberry Road (Road 420). Here on the top of a ridge which separates the watersheds of Coarsegold Creek on the ...

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Saving The Little Church On The Hill

OAKHURST – The Little Church on the Hill stands in quiet, simple elegance in the Oakhill Cemetery along Highway 41 in the town of Oakhurst. It has borne witness to the joys of weddings and baptisms, the fun of Sunday picnics and Easter egg hunts, and served as the spiritual and social center of a fledgling community for many years.

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