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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 it survived, where has it been stored for all these years?

If you know anything that will help the North Fork History Group learn more about the Veteran’s Wall, write a comment at the bottom of this page. Please tell us your name, how to contact you, and what information you have about the Wall or photograph. Or, you may send an email message to northforkhistorygroup@gmail.com. Good leads will help us solve this mystery of the Wall’s location and possibly help find the old Wall itself. Who knows, it might be possible to restore and rebuild it in a prominent place here in North Fork. With your help we can solve…

…the History Mystery for August 2013!

The North Fork History Group is dedicated to the gathering of data pertaining to places, people and activities of the North Fork community and surrounding area, as well as preserving its artifacts. The Group’s mission also includes displaying and maintaining historical monuments for the benefit and pride of the community, and to document and promote the educational aspects of history. We are presently involved in the development of the North Fork History Park located at the old mill site.

We appreciate donations of artifacts, documents, photographs and other items of local historical value. Photos and documents will be scanned and returned if desired. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month except July, August, and December, for anyone interested in local history. Call Ginny Smith at 559-877-4807 for more information.

In our next episode of The History Mystery, we will tell you what we learned about the Veteran’s Wall.


The July 2013 History Mystery #7, was the photo posted below. The Coarsegold Historical Society would like to thank Carol Maki and Christian Record Jackson for their information about the Coarsegold Grandmothers Club picture. They gave us the name of the 4th lady from the left Dottie Greenwood and on the top right, second from the end is Ruth Record. If anyone recognizes any of the other women in the picture or information about the club please contact us by phone at 559-642-4448 or email chs@sti.net

HistoryMystery7 Photo v2-Coarsegold Grandmothers Club

One comment

  1. We received this post from Cherie Bugg on Facebook about History Mystery #8, the veteran’s wall…

    Cherie Bugg Gina, I sent this to my Nana, a North Fork resident of 60+ years, and this is what she remembers:

    If My memory serves me right, This sign was near the gas Station that burned.. It was across the street from where the Library is now.. . The Volunteer Fireman needed a place to build their first fire house so Mrs MacFerson who owned all that property said they could build one in the flat down behind where the Sign was.. They had to take down the sign to make a wide enough road to build the first little firehouse. They took the Names and stored them at the school wood shop at the old lower campus from what I recall..Later they cleared out a space next door to the Stage Stop and moved the first smaller Fire house there.. Much later it was not big enough so the county secured the property and built the North Fork Fire House and built the Library on top

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