Neighboring Area Attractions

Madera Madera County Historical Society Museum 210 West Yosemite Avenue Madera, CA 93637 559-673-0291 http://madera-museum.com/the-museum This wonderful museum is located in the Madera County Courthouse. Built in 1900 and made of granite, the courthouse served the citizens of Madera County from 1902-1962 before being converted into a museum. It consists of three floors of exhibits relating to the region’s logging, farming and mining history. One room is filled with Native American artifacts. The museum is maintained and operated by the Madera County Historical Society, a volunteer organization of persons interested in preserving Madera County’s history. Visitors to the museum will see replicas of a miner’s cabin, a blacksmith shop, a country store, and a Victorian bedroom and parlor. Other exhibits include the restored courtroom, a stagecoach, farm equipment, and a section of the flume once used by the Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company. The museum is open to the public at no charge each Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Call for hours. North Fork Jesse Ross Cabin Built as part of a homestead in the late 1860s, the Jesse Ross Cabin was donated to the U.S. Forest Service and moved from private land to its present location on the Minarets Ranger District in Sierra National Forest near North Fork to insure its preservation and use for public enjoyment. It is used by the Forest Service to teach the art of restoration and log cabin stabilization. The cabin still contains papers dating back to the 1800s. Interpretive signs at the cabin describe the life of early settlers and the Mono Indian tribe. About 1/4 of the cabin’s logs were replaced during a 1991 restoration effort. Throughout the years, other res

toration projects on the home included reconstructing the chimney, repairing the windows and doors and build ing a split-rail fence around the cabin. Jesse Ross Cabin is listed as a California Historical Point of Interest and is closed during the winter months. You can access this 1-1/2 story, square-hewn log house from North Fork by following the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway (Highway 81) for about 15 miles. If you’re coming from Fresno, take Highway 41 north to Madera County Road 200. The cabin is located adjacent to the Clearwater Fire Station.

Coarsegold The last remaining Gold Rush town in Madera County, Coarsegold is 35 miles north of Fresno, and 30 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park on Hwy 41. Visit: • Coarsegold Historic Village & Peddlers Market • Coarsegold Historic Museum/Coarsegold Historical Society • Coarsegold Rodeo • Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino • Gold Gulch Mining Museum Contact: Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce 559-760-0806 https://www.coarsegoldchamberofcommerce.com


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