The personal stories of the people who settled in the foothills and mountains of Central California may be found among the records preserved in the Fresno Flats Historical Research Library, the newest addition to the Oakhurst museum complex.
With adequate archival space and work areas for researchers, the Center is depository for a wide collection of journals, early-day photographs, old maps, oral history recordings and books relating to the history of the region. Among the material available are many old Madera County court documents, local mining claim records, early Sierra National Forest papers, a complete and indexed file of the Sierra Star newspaper, nearly 200 recorded interviews with members of pioneer families, a collection of the Harry Pidgeon early-day lumbering photos and the past and present Yosemite Valley Master Plans.
The Sierra Star publishes a weekly history column prepared by the Research Library. The library is open by appointment only.
Please call (559) 683-6570 or write P. O. Box 451, Oakhurst, CA 93644-0451.