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

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Grub-Gulch Chapter 41-49
1. Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Marker
Inscription.  From 1899 to 1931 The Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company logged over 30,000 acres in the immediate area, sawing almost a billion-and-a-half board feet of lumber. Wood-burning Shay locomotives hauled the logs from the woods over a large network of narrow gauge rails to the sawmill at Sugar Pine. The rough dawn lumber was transported by a 54-mile flume to Madera in the San Joaquin Valley to be planted and shipped to a worldwide market.
The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, founded in 1965, is a restoration of this by-gone era. The track now used is restored on exactly the same grade used from 1908 to 1924. The locomotives, cars and equipment used now to haul passengers instead of logs are authentic, dating back the early 1900′s. Preserved for future generations.
Erected 1987 by Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 37° 27.201′ N, 119° 
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38.66′ W. Marker is in Fish Camp, California, in Madera County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 41 south of Kane Ranch Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56001 Ca-41, Fish Camp CA 93623, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A New Vision for an Ancient Grove (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sustaining the Mariposa Grove (approx. 3.9 miles away); Celebrating the Mariposa Grove (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Surviving Tunnel Tree (approx. 4 miles away); Enduring Giant (approx. 4.2 miles away); Madera Sugar Pine Flume (approx. 5.4 miles away); Wawona Hotel (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Art of Thomas Hill (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fish Camp.
Also see . . .  Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a fun-filled excursion for the entire family, located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park off of Highway 41. The historic railroad offers train rides, gold panning, an on-site rail museum, and a fun gifts & collectibles store. Open April through October. (Submitted on April 21, 2020.) 
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Marker
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 203 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2020. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 8, 2023