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The Schools and Post Offices in northeastern Fresno County in 1891.
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The development of the waters of Eastern Fresno County

About Us

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Our Mission: We are interested in preserving knowledge and artifacts of the eastern Fresno County area such as: mining, logging, ranching, Native heritage, hydroelectric development, and the cultural development of our small communities.

Our Mission: We are interested in preserving knowledge and artifacts of the eastern Fresno County area such as: mining, logging, ranching, Native heritage, hydroelectric development, and the cultural development of our small communities.

Our Mission: We are interested in preserving knowledge and artifacts of the eastern Fresno County area such as: mining, logging, ranching, Native heritage, hydroelectric development, and the cultural development of our small communities.

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The History of the Foothills and Lower Mountains of Eastern Fresno County

Our Mission: We are interested in preserving knowledge and artifacts of the eastern Fresno County area such as: mining, logging, ranching, Native heritage, hydroelectric development, and the cultural development of our small communities.

Our Mission: We are interested in preserving knowledge and artifacts of the eastern Fresno County area such as: mining, logging, ranching, Native heritage, hydroelectric development, and the cultural development of our small communities.

We are located at  33280 Lodge Rd, Tollhouse, CA 93667.   We are just east of Sierra High School.  One mile east of State Highway 168, at the Bottom of the "Four Lanes".  An easy short drive to many discoveries!

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We want to share with you the exciting history through pictures, exhibits and written descriptions of life between 1850 and 2018

Our Mission: We are interested in preserving knowledge and artifacts of the eastern Fresno County area such as: mining, logging, ranching, Native heritage, hydroelectric development, and the cultural development of our small communities.

We want to share with you the exciting history through pictures, exhibits and written descriptions of life between 1850 and 2018

" A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. "    

Marcus Garvey

EASTERN FRESNO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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HISTORY IN PHOTOGRAPHS (click on picture for video)

A SLIDE SHOW OF HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

OUR EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS

FIVE BUILDINGS OF ARTIFACTS

HISTORY FROM 1865

AUTHENTIC (THE ORIGINAL!) AND      

HISTORIC SCHOOL BUILDING

RECREATIONS OF TIME PAST

EXTENSIVE HISTORY OF SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL

Join us for special events and museum dedications

Teachers, students and history buffs, check out our reference sections!

Great links to sites that have history, both written and oral!

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The San Joaquin Watershed - The most used water in the world!

Since 1896 the waters of the San Joaquin River has been used to electrify the area from Fresno County and South, to Los Angeles. These projects are managed today by Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison.


The first power plant was on the lower San Joaquin River, between Auberry and North Fork, utilizing the then known North Fork of the San Joaquin. Now known as Willow Creek, it flows into Bass Lake and then to the powerhouse through a series of flumes to 1500 feet above the powerhouse where it goes from pen stock (large pipe) into the powerhouse.

VIEW HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF EASTERN FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Take a little time looking at our photographs of schools that are long lost. From the first school in Fresno County to   Sierra High School today!

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Big Sandy Tribe c. early 1900's

NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETS ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM