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Oakhurst in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Madera Sugar Pine Flume

 
 
Madera Sugar Pine Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 5, 2015
1. Madera Sugar Pine Flume Marker
Inscription. Taking two years to construct and opening in August 1876, The flume ran 52 miles from Sugar Pine Sawmill to the Planing mill and railroad in Madera. This wooden flume transported lumber and loggers to Madera across deep canyons, streams and mountainsides. An awesome engineering feat. Shut down in the 1890's. Then rebuilt and reopened in the 1900. It survived until the Great Depression in 1933. Above is one of the few remaining pieces of the amazing flume that began near here.
Dedicated by
E. Clampus Vitus
Grub Gulch, Chapter 41-49
2/21/98

 
Erected 1998 by The Grub Gulch Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 22.574′ N, 119° 37.575′ W. Marker is in Oakhurst, California, in Madera County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 41 and Cain Drive, on the right when traveling north on State Route 41. Touch for map. Marker is 3 miles north of Oakhurst on Highway 41. Marker is in this post office area: Oakhurst CA 93644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giant Sequoia Cutting (approx. 3 miles away); Little Church on the Hill
Madera Sugar Pine Flume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 5, 2015
2. Madera Sugar Pine Flume Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wassama Village (approx. 5.3 miles away); Wassama Roundhouse (approx. 5 miles away); Grub Gulch (approx. 8.7 miles away); William Sell Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakhurst.
 
Also see . . .  Lumber flume dominated county. Dwight Barnes, E. Clampus Vitus. (Submitted on June 20, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Madera Sugar Pine Flume image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 5, 2015
3. Madera Sugar Pine Flume
Madera Sugar Pine Flume image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 5, 2015
4. Madera Sugar Pine Flume
At the turnoff to ECCO conference center and the Grove retirement community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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