In the history book "As We Were Told, Vol I," is a September 1982 interview with Arch Westfall. The information Westfall gives takes the reader back to 1895, giving insight into the difficult life and times of that period.
No doubt many of you remember when double amputee Al Pettitt had an accident in the Grizzly Meadows area in the 1990s. This is his story as he told it in his autobiography and as part of the interview done by the Coarsegold Historical Society Aug. 14, 200
Those of you who know and cherish "our" wonderful, historic Little Church on the Hill in Oakhurst Cemetery, know that the beautiful stained glass "diamond" windows are in jeopardy. The weight is causing the frames to buckle, and the re
The newest compilation of local history will be found in Zelda Garey Dubel's "To Yosemite by Stage, Raymond to Wawona and Remembering Cedarbrook Inn." In the first chapter, "Trails and Roads," she explores the means of transportat
In 2001, Dwight H. Barnes authored a book titled "Miners, Lumberjacks and Cowboys: A History of Eastern Madera County." At the time, Barnes was the historian for the Sierra Historic Sites Association. Chapter 5 gives a most interesting history o
In "The Little Church on the Hill" written by Dwight Barnes, a description of the construction of the building helps us envision the church as it was at its beginning in 1892. The following is taken from the book.
Roger and Loris Mitchell have produced a wonderful book, "Exploring the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway: A Definitive Guide to the Hidden Heart of the Central Sierra." Anyone who plans to spend a day, or several days, on this Sierra explorati
"Traveling High Sierra Wilderness Trails" is a book by Johnny Jones as told to Dwight H. Barnes sometime before 1994. Johnny died in 1993 and the book was published in 1994. Johnny, known as "Jackass Johnny" in school, became known as