North Fork CA Real Estate and Area Information

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North Fork-The Exact <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">Center of <st1:placename w:st="on">California

<st1:place w:st="on">North Fork was born by accident. Milton Brown, a businessman, saw the north fork of Willow Creek as the ideal drop off place for cattle and other livestock on their trek to high sierra pastures in the spring. Lumber mills and roads soon followed.  In no time, <st1:place w:st="on">North Fork achieved distinction in the logging industryThe National Forest discontinued logging in the early 1980’s.

Today, its population of 3,892 residents is focusing on plans for the town's future as an historic tourist site. North Fork is a gateway to the <st1:placename w:st="on">Sierra <st1:placetype w:st="on">National Forest, a major stopping point on the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway and the <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Scenic Route to <st1:place w:st="on">Yosemite.

A majority of the population are Mono Indians.  The Sierra Mono Museum in <st1:place w:st="on">North Fork showcases beautiful Mono Indian basketry as a peek into the town’s past.

The town hosts the annual North Fork Logger’s Jamboree as well as the Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow.

<st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is located in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Sierra <st1:placetype w:st="on">National Forest.  The route begins in North Fork and meanders through the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Sierra Nevada <st1:placetype w:st="on">Mountains, ending in Oakhurst off of Highway 41.  It takes about 5 hours to drive the complete route, although photo opportunities, a picnic lunch and other rest stops will make this a full day excursion.  The Byway is a seasonal adventure.  The high country roads can become blocked with snow as early as September, depending on the weather, so be sure to call ahead and check on road conditions before heading out.  Information on the Scenic Byway can be obtained from the <st1:place w:st="on">North Fork Ranger Station 559-877-2218.

 

 

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