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History Group Develops Park At Mill Site

Submitted by The North Fork History Group

NORTH FORK – The North Fork History Group (NFHG), a non-profit organization, announces the beginning of the next phase of the North Fork History Park.

Initial planning and agreement with the Community Development Council (CDC) for the NFHG to establish and manage an interpretive history park on CDC property has been completed.The next phase is to clean up berry vines, shrubs, metal, wood, and other debris left at the site when the sawmill was torn down. This stage includes removal of brush and trees so the damage to drainage pipes can be located and repaired.

We Need volunteers to Help!

Old equipment at History Group plot at old mill siteThe History Group is calling for volunteers to bring string weed trimmers, chainsaws, rakes, gloves, wheelbarrows, buckets, flat blade shovels, knee pads, and readiness to help pick up the debris on Saturday June 1. We plan to start early before the temperature gets too high.

Volunteers can meet in front of the CDC offices at 8 a.m. or come directly to the site if they arrive later. All help will be greatly appreciated in getting this area ready for a History Park to commemorate the workers at the mill and the lumber industry that helped put North Fork on the map.

The heavy work has already begun, thanks to Joe Middleton. The photos below show some of the progress already accomplished.

The photos show the way it was in February 2011 (right photo) and the site on May 17, 2013 (top left photo).

Call Don Grove 559-877-2141 or Scott Marsh at Slim’s Koffee Shak 559-877-6300 if you have questions.

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