Shaver, Huntington, and Hume Lakes

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The Sierra Nevada of Fresno County is rich in natural resources. Logging operations of the 19th century built dams and millponds, such as Hume Lake, sawmills, railroads, and two of the longest flumes in the world. In the 20th century, the Southern California Edison Company began the massive Big Creek Hydroelectric Project. It resulted in the creation of several lakes, including Shaver and Huntington, and a series of powerhouses for hydroelectric power. These lakes provided new venues for fishing and boating. Included here are epic stories told with historical postcards of logging, electricity, and leisure in the Central Sierra Nevada within Fresno County.
ISBN: 9781467131438
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steven D. Harrison was born in Fresno. He grew up making frequent visits to the Sierra Nevada. While at college, he began working in Yosemite National Park. That sparked an interest in the history of Yosemite, which in turn led to collecting books, ephemera, and postcards. Michael J. Semas is a resident of Hanford, California, and has previously written the Postcard History Series book Kings County and coauthored Fresno. He has been collecting postcards of central California for over 15 years and is currently working on other book projects.
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