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

Oakhurst Centennial

 
 
Oakhurst Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Oakhurst Centennial Marker
Inscription.  
Population:
1912 = 419
2012 = 12,981
In the early years Oakhurst, or Fresno Flats as it was originally known, provided supplies to miners, ranchers, and lumber companies in the surrounding sierra foothills. One hundred years later and now known as the Southern Gateway to Yosemite National Park, Oakhurst provides recreational activities including hiking, biking, horse riding trails, hunting, fishing, skiing, and various festivals.

The original 'Pizza Factory' started in Oakhurst in 1979. Today there are numerous establishments throughout five western states.

Oakhurst has been dubbed the 'Birthplace of Computer Gaming' and was home to the pioneering computer game developer 'Sierra On-Line' from 1981 to 1999. Many industry innovations were achieved in Oakhurst including the first 3-D adventure game 'King's Quest' in 1984 and one of the earliest online gaming networks, The Sierra Network in 1989.
 
Erected 2012 by Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
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Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 19.802′ N, 119° 38.382′ W. Marker is in Oakhurst, California, in Madera County. Marker can be reached from High School Road, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Fresno Flats Historical Village and Park, parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49777 High School Road, Oakhurst CA 93644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giant Sequoia Cutting (approx. half a mile away); Old French Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Little Church on the Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Highway 49 - The Golden Chain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gold Rush Entertainment Lives On (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bissett Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Madera Sugar Pine Flume (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakhurst.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Feb. 22, 2024