Inscription. Arriving in Fresno County in 1870, Sands Baker purchased a quarter section of land at the base of what became Baker's Mountain. Baker continually added to this tract until he had about 2000 acres.
E Clampus Vitus file picture from 1989 dedication, July 15, 1989
|1. Dunlap Cemetery Marker|
|On the Dunlap Cemetery Access road just off Sans Baker Road|
Baker was prominent in the mountain community. He was a prime mover in opening the road from Sand Creek, which proved to be a boon to the foothill settlers. He also served on the Fresno County Board of Education.
Baker died on April 13, 1918 and is buried here in the few acres he set aside before 1900.
Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus
July 15, 1989.
Erected 1989 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 42.75′ N, 119° 8.006′ W. Marker is in Dunlap, California, in Fresno County. Marker can be reached from Sans Baker Road 0.2 miles north of Sand Creek. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sans Baker Road, Dunlap CA 93621, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millwood (approx. 7.9 miles away); Gamlin Cabin (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Centennial Stump (approx. 9.2 miles away); Converse Basin Grove (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dalton Mountain (approx. 11 miles away); Kings River (approx. 13.4 miles away).
By Lester J Letson, circa Oct 2009
|2. Dunlap Cemetery Marker|
|Gates to the cemetery can be seen behind the monument in this picture.|
More about this marker. Marker cannot be seen from the road when heading South and it is hard to even see the cemetery when heading South. It is about 2.5 miles south from Ruth Hill Road on Sans Baker Road just before you reach Sand Creek Road. If you hit Sand Creek Road, you have gone too far, turn around and head back North on Sans Baker Road and you will see the cemetery in the trees on the right. You may be able to see the marker near the gate on the Dunlap Cemetery access road.
Sans Baker Road is named for Sands Baker, the pioneer that donated the land for the cemetery. It was mispelled on a map as Sans Baker Road instead of Sands over 80 years ago, and it stuck. Some maps show the correct spelling of Sands Baker, but all road signs show the accepted mispelling of Sans Baker Road.
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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