Submitted by Michael Olwyler, North Fork History Group
NORTH FORK – You can make the old North Fork Lumber Mill come back to life by using your imagination!
Last month, three new educational interpretive signs were erected at the North Fork Community Development Council (NFCDC) property that was once the North Fork Lumber mill site.
The main theme of the signs is based on how trees provided prosperity to the local community during a 50-year era of logging.
The signs have been installed adjacent to the junction of Koso Nobe Road and Old Mill Site Court across from the buildings of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California. The signs overlook the remains of two of the huge saws that once resided inside the lumber mill building.
In the original community meetings in 1996, participants indicated their desire not to lose sight of their history.
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These interpretive signs are reminders for the community, students, visitors and travelers of the history of the local people and the environment that sustains us all.
The North Fork History Group (NFHG) designed the signs and had them fabricated to National Park Service standards.
The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway committee partnered with the NFHG and provided half the funding for the signs. Fred Faysal Construction donated time, expertise and muscle to install the signs.
The NFHG thanks all contributors to this effort.
Stop by and take a look to learn more about your local history!
Click here to read more about the history of the North Fork Mill Site.