The Shaver and Huntington Lakes area has a rich history that is well documented in photographs. This new pictorial history shares images, the majority of which come from the authors’ private collections, of the Sierra Nevada of Fresno County and its rich natural resources. Stories about the logging operations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the building of dams and millponds, such as Hume Lake, sawmills, railroads and two of the longest flumes in the world, are included in the book.
Authors Steven D. Harrison and Michael J. Semas also share the stories of the 20th century and the formation of Shaver and Huntington lakes. Images tell the history of Southern California Edison Company’s Big Creek Hydroelectric Project, which resulted in the creation of several lakes, including Shaver and Huntington and a series of powerhouses for hydroelectric power. These lakes provided new venues for fishing and boating. Included here are epic stories told with historical postcards of logging, electricity and leisure in the Central Sierra Nevada within Fresno County.
Join the authors for a signing:
380 West Ashlan Avenue, Clovis CA 93612
When: Friday, May 9th, 2013; 11:00 a.m. —1:00 p.m.
7100 N. Abby Street, Fresno CA 93720
When: Friday, May 9th, 2013; 2:00 p.m. —4:00 p.m.
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Shaver, Huntington, and Hume Lakes
by Steven D. Harrison, Michael J. Semas
Postcard History Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: March 24, 2014