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What to Expect When Traveling to Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The sight of a ribbon of “fire” off a cliffside is something you would imagine seeing in a Lord of the Rings film. And as such, the “legend” of the annual formation of the Horsetail Fall as Yosemite’s natural Firefall has become a global phenomenon. With that being said, here’s the scoop on Horsetail Fall.   For ...

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New Sierra Tel Directory Showcases a Bit of Midpines History

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Sierra Tel, serving both Eastern Madera County and Mariposa County, announces that its 2023 telephone directory recounts the long history of Midpines Food and Gas. The directory story briefly recounts the times gone by of the 1926 Carstens building, located at the intersection of Carsten’s Road and Highway 140 in Midpines, that is now Midpines Food and ...

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It’s Storytelling Time Again at the Sierra Mono Museum

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NORTH FORK — Good news, everyone! Storytelling is back at the Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center in North Fork. Enjoy an afternoon of great stories, told by veteran storytellers from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. It’s always a great time, so we’ll see you there! This event will be held Saturday, January 14, from 1 – ...

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Christmas is Coming to Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park

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OAKHURST — Come join the Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park and their mountain artisans as they celebrate Christmas with a variety of exciting events and activities! Saturday, December 17, 2022 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check out what’s going on! Interactive Stories Children’s Crafts Food & Drink – Vending Pictures with Santa Live Music Holiday Shopping Additional participation by ...

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A Halloween Tale From Sierra Sky Ranch

October is a month of many traditions. Haunted houses, costume parties, trick o’ treating, pumpkin carving, and, of course, stories of ghosts and ghouls. Stories that are meant to amuse and entertain, as well as to occasionally give a fright to those who take the time to listen and believe in the superstitions. In honor of these traditions, Sierra News ...

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American Pickers Are Coming to California in January

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The American Pickers are excited to return to California! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in January 2023. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt ...

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Visit the Mountain Artisans Market at Fresno Flats

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OAKHURST — Handcrafted jewelry, soaps, bath and body products, Fall décor, candles, lavender products, woodwork, and so much more! Come out to Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park this Saturday for a fun Fall shopping experience! October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sierra Historic Sites Association 49777 School Road Oakhurst, CA 93644 559-683-6570 The Mountain Artisans Market happens ...

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Happy 132nd birthday, Yosemite! May you have many more!!

Happy Birthday Yosemite! Visit this October and help celebrate the 132nd birthday of Yosemite National Park! History of Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is located in central California, straddling the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Many famous explorers and naturalists have passed through this area including John Muir (a strong proponent for protecting the area’s forests), John Wesley Powell (who ...

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History Mystery #115: Antique Homestead Tools

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Submitted by Lynn Northrup, Raymond Museum. These two items were recently donated from two different homesteads near Raymond. We would like to know their uses and what decade they would be from. Follow-up to History Mystery #114: The Fine Gold Saloon There were no comments pertaining to the questions asked about this Mystery. Comments from SNO Facebook page: Janel Nielsen: ...

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