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Upcoming Events On The Scenic Byway

NORTH FORK – There a lot happening this summer along the beautiful Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. The vistas are breathtaking, and there’s a lot less traffic than you’ll find in Yosemite. If you haven’t driven the Scenic Byway, make it a point to experience the beauty in your own back yard this summer. Here is some of the news, plus ...

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Give The Gift Of Reading About Our Area

Courtesy of Museums & Historic Sites of Southern Yosemite Books are the life-blood of a region for the knowledge they impart. We want you to know about the wealth of books available to you from local sources that give you an insight into the region in which you live. The holidays are coming soon, and we invite you to consider ...

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Sign Up Now For Stage Route Tour

COARSEGOLD – Get ready to be transported back to the dusty days of horses, six-shooters and stages as the Coarsegold Historical Society (CHS) prepares for the wildly popular Stage Route Tour on Apr. 26. CHS offers a 6-hour bus tour that follows the old stage route visiting Coarsegold, the Hills Pride Inn in Knowles, the Raymond Museum, historic Road 600 ...

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Join This Adventure To French Countryside

MADERA COUNTY – You are invited to join a fabulous trip of history and beauty sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and hosted by experienced travelers Jack and Kay Good. Leaving on Mar. 14, 2015, (not 2014) from Fresno and returning Mar. 25, the trip includes 10 nights on a deluxe river boat with visits to many historic towns and ...

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Willow Creek History Pt. 2

A Closer Look At Basket Weaving – From the new book Willow Creek History, by Marcia Penner Freedman, a chapter explores the Mono tradition of basket weaving (p 33). The chapter begins with a quotation from Gaylen Lee’s book walking where we lived: I know that nothing ends, all of life goes on, they are still here, all of the ...

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Willow Creek History Pt. 1

Now available is a delightful new book highlighting the history of Willow Creek, the water that flows from high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains into Bass Lake. The author, Marcia Penner Freedman, has taken the reader on the journey down the mountains into the lake and enlightened us with the power produced beyond this recreational wonder. Included are side insights ...

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Coarsegold Historical Society Invites You To The Netherlands

YOU ARE INVITED……to join a fabulous trip of History and Beauty sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and hosted by experienced travelers Jack and Kay Good. Leaving on Mar. 29, 2014, from Fresno, and returning Apr. 12, the trip includes 10 nights on a deluxe river boat with visits to many historic towns and cities in the Netherlands and Belgium. ...

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The Cattle King – Pt. 2

By Edward F. Treadwell- In the last article I introduced this fascinating book about “The Cattle King,” Henry Miller. He was born in Brackenheim, Germany, on July 21, 1827. He had little education, but …had been trained in the art of raising, slaughtering, and marketing livestock. Henry finally left his village, went to Holland and England and finally to America. ...

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The Cattle King Pt.1

The Cattle King: The Biography of Henry Miller, Founder of the Miller & Lux Cattle Empire was written by Edward F. Treadwell and printed in 1981. In his foreword Treadwell says that as he …lacked sufficient imagination to write something of permanent value from his own creativity, he …selected the subject of this work, for it is a living demonstration ...

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Jesse Ross Cabin

If you haven’t purchased the book Exploring the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and spent a day or two or three on the tour that is literally in our back yard, then now is the time, before the snows come. The book is available for $15 at the Coarsegold Historic and Fresno Flats museums—close at hand. You can start the ...

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