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Dunlap in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Dunlap Cemetery

Baker's Mountain

Dunlap Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By C.Baker (no relation), 2017
1. Dunlap Cemetery Marker
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.

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.
Erected 1989 by Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 33.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
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
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Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39560 Sans Baker Road, Dunlap CA 93621, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millwood (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Fallen Monarch (approx. 9 miles away); General Grant Tree Trail (approx. 9.1 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).
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
Dunlap Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
E Clampus Vitus file picture from 1989 dedication, July 15, 1989
2. Dunlap Cemetery Marker
On the Dunlap Cemetery access road just off Sans Baker Road
Baker, but all road signs show the accepted mispelling of Sans Baker Road.
Dunlap Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lester J Letson, circa Oct 2009
3. Dunlap Cemetery Marker
Gates to the cemetery can be seen behind the monument in this picture.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 2,032 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 4, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on April 4, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3. 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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