EASTERN MADERA COUNTY – The Coarsegold Historical Society is offering a new tour exploring the local area and its history.
On May 17 and again on Sept. 20, The Willow Creek History Tour will explore the Willow Creek area near North Fork and Bass Lake, led by Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Willow Creek History – Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers & Basket Weavers.
The tour will leave the Coarsegold Historic Museum on Highway 41 at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, travel up Road 200 to North Fork and then on to Bass Lake. There will be several stops of interest and a running commentary of historic interest.
In North Fork, Erin Potter of the U.S. Forest Service will give a talk on the area. The tour will end at 3 p.m.
Lunch and dessert are included in the price of the tour which is $40.
Marcia’s book will be available for purchase for $20. For more information call Anne Flayer at 559-642-2207 for the May 17 trip, and Kay Good at 559-642-4242 for the Sept. 20 trip. Please follow the same instruction for reservations as found on the Stage Route Tour.
The Coarsegold Historic Museum is located at 31899 Highway 41 just south of the Chukchansi Casino.
The NEWEST history book on our area is Willow Creek History: Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers & Basket Weavers
By Marcia Penner Freedman