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Why You Should Adopt From A Rescue Organization

Sure, it’s probably savvy advice to use caution when you buy a used car because you may be purchasing someone else’s problems. But adopting a dog or cat from a rescue organization isn’t nearly the same thing. So, if you have that view of pet adoption I am hoping to reduce your concerns, dispel two myths and open your eyes ...

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Taking Your Pet On Vacation?

Think about your pet before you decide to bring him along on vacation. Ask yourself this – what is really best for your pet? Riding in the car with you only to get dropped off at a strange unknown place? Or staying home and being left in familiar place? I sat down with local dog trainer and owner of MySham ...

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EMC SPCA Adoption Facility About To Become Reality

Plans for a new low cost spay/neuter adoption facility here in the mountain area is now on the fast track. The application for a conditional use permit was submitted to the Madera County Resource Management Agency (RMA) by the Eastern Madera County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (EMC SPCA) on June 11, 2012, for their proposed building ...

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Bears Beware or Beware of Bears

Yes, its time to be outdoors doing all the fun things that the sunny warm weather permits. My friend and I are making an effort to get out and do something out of our normal routine a couple of times a week. Hitting the pool or taking a picnic out to Bass Lake, just something to remind us what beautiful ...

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North Fork's Prominence As A Mill Town Began In The 1940s

For over one hundred years, North Fork was known as a logging community. In 1941, the Associated Lumber and Box Company purchased one hundred and thirty five acres from the Thornburg family. The mill, which originated in Beiber, California near the Oregon border, was relocated here in North Fork in mid-1942. On April 1, 1943, the first log was sawed ...

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The North Fork History Group

Gathering, Preserving and Sharing the History of a Mountain Community The North Fork History Group (NFHG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization incorporated in 2002 by community members who saw a need to preserve what was eroding away in the mountains, hills and forests. They began gathering, preserving and sharing the history of North Fork and the surrounding communities with ...

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The History of Raymond

Raymond, California looks as it has for over 100 years. Fewer buildings exist due to many fires over time and the main road through town is paved, but a visitor can still get food in the 1890 General Store or have a beverage in the 1891 Shaw Brothers’ General Merchandise store, which is now a bar called the Frontier. Raymond ...

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The History of O’Neals

O’Neals is a tiny hamlet located along Willow Creek just off Road 200, about 15 miles south of North Fork. It is much the same size as it was back in old west days, with ranching and farming still the life blood of the area. The Ponderosa Telephone Company has been thriving there for over 100 years. Charles O’Neal first ...

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The History of Oakhurst

Located at the southern end of California’s Gold Rush Country, the town of Oakhurst is a busy hub at the intersection of Highway 41 and the historic Golden Chain Highway 49. Oakhurst began as a mountain community known as Fresno Flats. It was not a gold mining town, but rather, provided goods and services for the miners, farmers, lumberjacks and ...

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