Fresno County

First Log by Truck to Valley

Editor’s note: This article was sent to us by the grandson of the driver of this truck. We don’t know for sure that this was the first log coming from the Sierras to the Valley, but it certainly could be, and we have no reason to believe it’s not. I’ve put this in as the newspaper article because I wanted the viewer to see the...


Fresno County’s Early Mills

In this history of lumber mills in the Sierra National Forest, there is a chapter devoted to Fresno County mills. It begins with the earliest that the researcher could identify, and since he was doing it in the very early 1940’s and was able to talk with many of the loggers and mill workers who had worked in the 1880’s up through the 1930’s, he...