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 over 35 years.
All of these locations are great Sierra gold and silver mines that he will present in photos of the insides of these historic mine shafts, along with old mining machinery. Some early mines previewed are the May Lundy Mines, the Bennettville Mines and the Sheepherders Silver Mines or the Great Sierra Mines.
The adventure also follows remote trails and cross-country locations leading to mountain peaks over 13,000 feet, and you’ll see what the Owens Valley looks like from that elevation, says Krizan, who took up the hobby of hiking after retiring from real estate.
Doors open to the Cunningham Schoolhouse at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so organizers ask that you arrive early if you don’t want to stand in the back. While the event is free, donations are gladly accepted to support Fresno Flats and its historical research.
Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum is located at 49777 School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644