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History Mystery #116: Sam “Long Knife” Clark

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By Debby Carter, Sierra Historic Sites Association Sam Clark and his wife, Trudel, were fixtures in Oakhurst for many years. They both had very interesting pasts and loved to tell their stories. They were early members of the Sierra Historic Sites Association, and when Sam died his wife left a large collection of his things to the SHSA, which you ...

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Christmas is Coming to Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park

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OAKHURST — Come join the Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park and their mountain artisans as they celebrate Christmas with a variety of exciting events and activities! Saturday, December 17, 2022 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check out what’s going on! Interactive Stories Children’s Crafts Food & Drink – Vending Pictures with Santa Live Music Holiday Shopping Additional participation by ...

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Visit the Mountain Artisans Market at Fresno Flats

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OAKHURST — Handcrafted jewelry, soaps, bath and body products, Fall décor, candles, lavender products, woodwork, and so much more! Come out to Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park this Saturday for a fun Fall shopping experience! October 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sierra Historic Sites Association 49777 School Road Oakhurst, CA 93644 559-683-6570 The Mountain Artisans Market happens ...

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Celebration of Life for Roger Kenneth Mitchell

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Roger Kenneth Mitchell March 22, 1938  – July 14, 2022 Roger Kenneth Mitchell was born March 22, 1938 in Waukegan, IL, and went to be with his Lord on July 14, 2022, aboard the cruise ship Ruby Princess while docked in Juneau, AK. Spending his youth in Trona, CA, Roger spent many hours exploring the surrounding mountains and desert near ...

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History Mystery #112: The Traveling Mystery Cabin

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Submitted by Debby Carter, SHSA Librarian. According to articles in the Sierra Star, the cabin that is now located at Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village (see map below) was originally located west of Highway 41 and south of Sugar Pine, and east of Silver Knob. In 1969, a year after the Sierra Historic Sites Association (SHSA) was formed, the ...

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History Mystery #106: The Adventurous Miss Kitty

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By Debby Carter, Librarian, Sierra Historic Sites Association You’ve probably seen this famous old photo of two daring ladies posing at Glacier Point. In the August 16, 1962, issue of the Sierra Star, the photo was posted requesting any information about these two ladies. Two weeks later, a letter to the editor was posted in the Star with just that ...

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Teddy Roosevelt Did Not Sleep Here

OAKHURST – People assume that Teddy Roosevelt came to visit Yosemite in 1903 with John Muir. The Fresno Flats First Friday free lecture series presents “Teddy Roosevelt Did Not Sleep Here,” an exploration of the factual account of the president’s 1903 visit, presented by Sierra Historic Sites Association librarian Debby Carter. The event will be hosted in the Cunningham Schoolhouse ...

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To Yosemite By Stage! At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum (Sierra Historic Sites Association) invites the community to the First Friday Free Lecture Series on Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m. July’s topic is based on the book, To Yosemite by Stage, written by Zelda Garey Dubel. Fresno Flats Board Member and local historian, Brenda Negley, will lead the presentation, with over 200 ...

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