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Scenic Byway Association Holds Status Meeting

NORTH FORK—A near-record crowd filled the North Fork Scout Building the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2024. They gathered for the annual general meeting of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association (SVSBA). Perhaps even more, they came to hear reports from U. S. Forest Service (USFS) personnel on the status of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (SVSB). The Byway consists ...

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Public Feedback Sought for New Art Projects in Midpines

MIDPINES–The Mariposa County Planning Department and Arts Council invite the community to submit constructive feedback for new public art projects. The projects will be located in Midpines County Park . They will be created by local artists, Abby Miller, Anna Friedland, and Lx (Alex) Lewis as a part of the Working Lands, Working Artists project. The public may view concepts, see ...

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New O’Neals Services Coming

O’NEALS–The tiny town of O’Neals has had a post office since 1887. The town area of approximately 500 citizens is home to Spring Valley Elementary School, Minarets High School, including 2 Charter schools and Ponderosa Telephone.  Westbrook Wine Farm (a lovely boutique wine farm) and a handful of home businesses also call O’neals home. The local office for J. S. ...

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History Mystery #124

From Lynn Northrop This is such a wonderful photograph that raises many questions for our Raymond group. What part of the railroad track was it taken, trying to judge from the hill and trees in background. Who could the children be on the granite? Where was this piece of Raymond granite heading? Was the “tooth pick” language carved on the ...

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History Mystery #123 Grub Gulch Band

In 2021 Grub Gulch 41-49 E. Clampus Vitus restored an antique Cornet for the Madera County Museum. The Cornet is a J. W. Pepper brand manufactured in 1890 and was owned and played by a gentleman named Walter Mills. Mills was a superintendent of the Gambetta Mine in Grub Gulch and it is said that he organized the Grub Gulch ...

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History Mystery #121: Time Book From 1876

Check out this awesome time book from a century and a half ago! Do you know anything about it or recognize any of the names? Let us know!

This week’s History Mystery is a time book from 1876. It appears to have been used to track work hours and wages. Do you know anything about it? Do you recognize any of the names? Please let us know here in the comments or on the SNO Facebook page! Follow-up to History Mystery #120: North Fork Festival & Loggers Jamboree ...

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Fresno Flats in 1880: Through the Eyes of David H. Meyers

image of David H. Meyers

OAKHURST — Join us for an engaging evening as we delve into the past in an upcoming Friday Night Lecture hosted by the Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA). The talk will be presented by SHSA President, Paul Adelizi, who will take us on a journey through the personal journal of David H. Meyers. We’ll see you there! Date & Time: ...

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Hikes for History: Camp Sierra to Big Creek Canyon

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SHAVER LAKE — Break out your hiking boots, everyone! Jim Gregory, a fourth-generation cabin owner at Camp Sierra, will be leading the parade from Camp Sierra to Big Creek Canyon along the Potholes Trail. The hike starts at the parking area of Camp Sierra and to the right of Abednego Cabin. The trail meanders down to the bottom of the ...

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History Mystery #120: North Fork Festival & Loggers Jamboree

Image of a group of men in a chainsaw contest.

Prepared by Michael Owlyler. It wasn’t always called the Loggers Jamboree. In 1960, the “North Fork Festival” was organized to raise funds for the North Fork Boosters Club. Back then, the organization of the Festival included activities that tied to logging, at that time a mainstay of the community. Included in the activities of the North Fork Festival was a ...

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Steam Donkey & Powerhouse Demos at Museum of the Sierra

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SHAVER LAKE — It’ll be full steam ahead at the Museum of the Sierra this Sunday as the Sierra Steamers offer a free demonstration of a 1905 Dolbeer Steam Donkey, along with a dedication to Patrick Emmert. Bring the kids and let them blow the whistle! After that there will be a live demonstration of their Redinger Powerhouse, the only fully ...

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