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Time Travel On The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — Travel up the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway with USFS Archaeologist Erin Potter, who will provide fascinating insights along the way. Interested parties will want to meet at the Forest Service Office in North Fork at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 and then explore parts of the Scenic Byway (4281) as far as Fish Creek. Erin ...

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Ahwahnee Residents Reflect On D-Day Ceremonies

AHWAHNEE — When the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France was commemorated last month on June 6, Ahwahnee residents John and Jannai Pero attended the ceremonies with family members. Their son, currently stationed in Germany, was part of the paratrooper drop reenactment of the historic day over 12,000 paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines in Normandy to help defeat the ...

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The History Mystery #76

The Sierra Mono Museum has this photo of what appears to be a specialized trailer or boat. Can anyone tell us the function of this and the era when used? Are there other people in the area that have one or have seen one? Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum Follow-up to The History Mystery #75 — Minarets the ...

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A History Of Rock Climbing In Yosemite Valley

MARIPOSA — Featuring artifacts from iconic first climbing ascents in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Museum and History Center and Yosemite Climbing Association, present A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley. The grand opening of the exhibition is on Friday, Apr. 5 at 6 p.m. followed by a phenomenal slide show presentation. Ken Boche will talk about the first ascent ...

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All Aboard! Historic Railroad Opens For The Season

FISH CAMP – The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad opens this weekend and now, before the crowds of summer arrive, is a beautiful time to visit. Tickets are available starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 6. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers ...

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Oakhurst Memories Free Lecture At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Have you ever wondered what Oakhurst was like in the late 40s and up to the 60s? Larrie Unruh will share his memories of growing up in Oakhurst, including a presentation of about 45 photos from the time period. Do you remember or have you heard of Clementines, or the Big Foot Burger Pit? Larrie does! The free ...

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All Roads Lead To The 33rd Annual Raymond Parade

RAYMOND — The 33rd annual Raymond Parade, sponsored by the Raymond Community Association, steps off on Saturday, Apr. 20 at high noon. Come rain or shine, this event promises great old-time fun, so bring the kids and set up your chairs to enjoy a day with family and friends. As always, the roads will be closed during the parade and ...

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Tony Krizan Presents Eastern Sierra Mines At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the April edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, Apr. 5, local author and adventurer Tony Krizan will share his Eastern Sierra Mines lecture. With a camera by his side, Krizan has explored the “hidden locations snuggled within remote canyons and valleys” of the Sierra mountains for ...

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Stage Coach Days Guided Adventure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Ever wonder what it was like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed all day guided adventure in the park organized through the Yosemite Conservancy. Long before automobiles were formally allowed in Yosemite, in 1913, visitors used stage coaches to visit the park and see the famous sights. During Stage Coach Days, ...

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Tom Bopp Talks Roosevelt And Muir In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — If you’re looking for a mix of entertainment and education this weekend, stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat with musician and historian Tom Bopp. Tom Bopp has entertained and educated Yosemite’s guests at the Wawona Hotel and The Ahwahnee since 1983. His interest in Yosemite’s cultural history led him to develop interpretive ...

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