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The History Mystery #14

The three-story building in this color photograph appears to be for a business, but note the plants on the railing of the second story. Is it both residence and business? Is the building abandoned? Where is this structure located? Is the lower story made of brick and the upper one (ones?) made of lumber?

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The History Mystery #13

This month’s History Mystery features this barn. We obtained this picture of a barn located somewhere in Madera County while working on a Historical Preservation project with the Madera County Library. We are looking for the location of the barn, the name of the ranch where it was located, who built it, is it still standing or any other information ...

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The History Mystery # 12

Written by Roger Mitchell, Historian & Librarian at the Fresno Flats Historic Park, Museum, & Research Library This month’s History Mystery is about an arrastra, a primitive type of quartz mill, about a mile east of Highway 41, just off Thornberry Road (Road 420). Here on the top of a ridge which separates the watersheds of Coarsegold Creek on the ...

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The History Mystery #11

This History Mystery was provided by the Mono Museum in North Fork, CA. They know little about the photograph except that it has a couple of names written on it. They appear to be “C.R. Coleman, Clayton Teaford, and Jim Lewis.” If you know anything about the people or place in the photo please make a comment at the bottom ...

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The History Mystery #10

The photograph below of local Sierra National Forest rangers circa 1910, includes Gene Tully (far left), a well liked and respected government employee. Other rangers in this picture are John Huges (black hat, third from left) and John Geddes (center top). But where in North Fork was this photo taken? And, who are the other rangers in this picture taken ...

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The History Mystery #9

Written by Lynn Northrup The Raymond Granite Quarry in Knowles has been a large part of Raymond’s history since the 1890s. This tool was donated by an old quarry family, the Iversons, and even though we found an advertisement for it in The Granite Cutter’s Journal from the 1920s, no one has been able to explain what it was used ...

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The History Mystery #8

Written by Don Grove The North Fork History Group recently received a photograph from the Sierra National Forest, Photo HPO3635. J.A. Thomason took this photograph in the 1940s of the Veteran’s Wall that was located somewhere within the North Fork community. Do you know where this Wall was located, when it was built, or when it was taken down? If ...

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The History Mystery #7

This is a picture of the Coarsegold Grandmothers Club. Can anyone identify these club members? We know that the lady 3rd from the left in the top row is Laura Jane Conway and the lady 5th from the left on the bottom row is Mable Shere. Does anyone know when the club was organized?

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The History Mystery #6

Written by Roger Mitchell, Historian/Librarian Fresno Flats Museum Park & Research Library History seems to have forgotten just who it was that first found an iron-stained quartz vein near the Southeast base of Raymond Mountain. The outcrop must have looked promising because the Prospectors dug a tunnel back into the mountain. Over the years debris and water have half-filled the ...

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The History Mystery #5

If you know anything that will help the Sierra Mono Museum learn more about this photograph from our local history, please write a comment to us at the bottom of this page and tell us your name, where you are located, and what you know about the photograph. Or, write us a short email message at monomuseum@gmail.com Good leads to ...

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