This photo is of the Lisenby CCC Camp that we received from the Bass Lake District of the Sierra National Forest. We know there were two major Civilian Conservation Corps camps in North Fork during the 1930s. The one referred to as the North Fork Camp was located on Road 222 between North Fork and Manzanita Lake, but we don’t know where the Lisenby Camp was located.
Our mystery questions are – where was the Lisenby CCC Camp located, and what is the origin of the name Lisenby?
Provided by Connie Popelish
North Fork History Group
Follow-up from History Mystery #27
Second hand information tells of a man who worked in the area when the dam was built. He was checking the area that would be flooded by the lake for obstacles that needed to be removed before the water rose. He said the adobe China/Linnebecker Store was definitely not there at that time. One comment received was that similar old Adobe structures dissolved away in other lakes over time. Based on the workers information, the store was removed from the area and Grub Gulch 41-49 will continue to pursue an answer regarding the fate of the store.
We will report our findings back to the History Mystery series.
Thank You for your Comments,
Historian, E. Clampus Vitus