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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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Chateau du Sureau: Yosemite Photography Weekend & More

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OAKHURST — The Yosemite Photography Weekend is the first-of-its-kind experience offered in partnership with Château du Sureau, a Relais & Châteaux resort located at the gateway to Yosemite National Park, and The Ansel Adams Gallery, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service operated in Yosemite Valley by the Ansel Adams family since 1902. Participants will follow in the footsteps of ...

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History Mystery #119: Antique Metal Object

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This device was submitted by Jon Norby. We would like to know what this was used for and any other information you may be able to supply. We thank all of our loyal followers of the History Mystery Series. If you have a Mystery from our local area you can submit it to DonGrove1@yahoo.com. If you can provide some information ...

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How a Gold Rush Era Lumber Town Struck Gold a Second Time

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Article written by Laurie Waskin of the Reel Cowboys. Special thanks to Kathryn Ellis, Chairperson of the North Fork History Group, for additional information. NORTH FORK — “North Fork” – the evocative name bestowed upon this idyllic 19th century town may sound familiar to western enthusiasts, along with an assumption the locale could have been coined by screenwriters similar to The ...

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Scout Troop 357 to Hold Recruitment Night in North Fork

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NORTH FORK — Scouting teaches many important skills that come in handy later in life, including first aid, cooking, camping, maps, and compasses, just to name a very few. Now your child can join this historic organization as North Fork Boy Scout Troop 357 will be holding a special recruitment night at the Scout Building in North Fork, located near ...

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Friday Night Lectures: Ghost Towns, Mines, and Railroads

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OAKHURST — Join Ed Marsh from the Fresno County Archaeological Society as he presents on the history of Nevada and Colorado’s ghost towns, mines, and railroads at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The lecture will include a slideshow of photos and historical records documenting the colorful, ethnographic stories of the people of such towns as Goldfield, Tonopah, Ely, and ...

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Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park Awarded Museum Grant

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OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park was awarded a $174,500 museum grant from the California Natural Resources Agency through the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. The funds are dedicated to improving exhibits and programs showcasing the history and cultures of underrepresented communities, digital asset upgrades and critical infrastructure repairs. New exhibits will be installed focusing on the history ...

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History Mystery #118: Cast Iron Object From 1859

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Submitted by Karen Morris, Coarsegold Historical Society Chairperson COARSEGOLD — This object belongs to one of the members of the Coarsegold Historical Society. It is made of cast iron and has three separate pieces. There is a patent date April 17, 1849. It was made in 1859. We are looking for any information to pass along to them. The Coarsegold ...

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History Mystery #117: Antique Amp Meter

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Submitted by Don Grove, North Fork History Group NORTH FORK — This very old tool was donated to the North Fork History Group. It has a gauge on it marked as amperes. It was proudly made in the USA, so you know it is pretty old. We know this is an amp meter, but we would like to know how ...

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Wild Cast of Characters Welcomes its Newest Member, Ranger!

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OAKHURST —  The Welcoming Committee of Visit Yosemite | Madera County has been known to act like animals, that’s because they are a wild cast of characters. This animated bunch has been welcoming visitors to Madera County since 2019, and their crew is growing! Meet Ranger, the California Mule Deer and mascot of North Fork, the geographic center of California and newest stop on the Fossils to ...

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