Submitted by Don Grove
The old Ponderosa Minarets movie theater on North Fork’s Main Street has been sitting idle for many years. This month’s History Mystery is about the memories of those who attended the theater. Please share your memories as comments here or as an email to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com.
We are also interested in knowing where you parked if you lived beyond walking distance to the theater. What was your favorite item from the snack bar? What was your favorite movie seen there? Do you remember any of the people who worked there? Is there anything else you remember as being interesting about the theater?
We have included some photos and a newspaper clipping that may help to bring those memories to mind.
The six organizations who prepare the History Mystery series each month enjoy the preparation and the new information we receive from you, our readers. Occasionally we hear from someone who wants an answer to a local history question. If you have a question you believe would make a good History Mystery, you are encouraged to send the question(s) with a pertinent photo or graphic to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com. If it is suitable for one of the six organizations, it could be used by them as one of their History Mysteries.
Follow-up to History Mystery 101
For our History Mystery #101 most of the comments were on the Sierra News online Facebook page. We had an email on our CHS@sti.net and they were correct, it is a wood and pierced tin foot warmer from the 19th Century. You can find it online by using your search engine.
We had over a thousand views on the SNO website. Thank you to everyone for your guesses. Come and see us at the Coarsegold Museum about 3 miles south of Coarsegold on Highway 41 we have many more historical items on display as well as a new display on the Harlow Fire of 1961.
Submitted by Karen Morris, President CHS