The Taylor Cabin

Oakhurst and the mountain foothills of the Eastern Sierra have an amazing history, full of stories of boom and bust from people made of true grit and hard work.

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park is working hard to preserve that history and the structures associated with it. The Taylor Log Cabin, built in 1869, epitomizes our beginnings. The cabin was home to early pioneers, William and Margaret Taylor and their son, Boot Taylor, who would later become one of the Sierra National Forest’s first rangers. Built in the once common “Two-Pen Dog Trot” architectural design, it is now the only cabin of its kind surviving in California .

Originally located near Yosemite High, the cabin was slowly expanded and modernized, which both hid and protected the original log structure. The cabin was rediscovered during demolition of the home, and was moved to and restored at the Park in 1983 by the Sierra Historic Sites Association. Years of exposure to the elements are now taking its toll on the structure. Please help us preserve our history by giving to our fund to replace the roof and restore the structure. Whether it’s just $1 or $100, we appreciate your donation.