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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bass Lake in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Jones Store

Jones Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grub-Gulch Chapter 41-49
1. Jones Store Marker
Inscription.  As the cattlė were driven from the valley to the rich mountain grasses in the spring; at a site nearby, Tom Jones saw a need to supply the drovers with staples and supplies that were consumed or forgotten. As is today, the cattle drives still continue and the descendants carry on the tradition. When the Beasore Road was built in 1936, a new Western Front Store was constructed at the present site. That store was replaced in 1954 by the present 2-story country store. Like a link to the past, the old manual Globe gas pump is still out front and the store hasn't changed. Third generation families, as well as newly acquainted friends, still patronize the store and campgrounds.
Erected by Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 37° 26.38′ N, 119° 28.635′ W. Marker is in Bass Lake, California, in Madera County. Marker is on Beasore Road, on
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the right when traveling south. Located approx. 12 miles up Beasore Road from the Pines Village at Bass Lake. Not passable until mid-summer. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bass Lake CA 93604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Enduring Giant (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Surviving Tunnel Tree (approx. 8½ miles away); Celebrating the Mariposa Grove (approx. 8½ miles away); A New Vision for an Ancient Grove (approx. 8½ miles away); Sustaining the Mariposa Grove (approx. 8½ miles away); Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (approx. 9.2 miles away); Madera Sugar Pine Flume (approx. 9.3 miles away); Gold Rush Entertainment Lives On (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 48 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 19, 2020. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the gas pump mentioned in marker text. • Photo of the store building mentioned in marker text. • Can you help?

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Apr. 20, 2024