Madera Sugar Pine Flume

Madera Sugar Pine Flume (HM1LEH)

Location: Oakhurst, CA 93644 Madera County
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N 37° 22.574', W 119° 37.575'

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Taking two years to construct and opening in August 1876, The flume ran 52 miles from Sugar Pine Sawmill to the Planing mill and railroad in Madera. This wooden flume transported lumber and loggers to Madera across deep canyons, streams and mountainsides. An awesome engineering feat. Shut down in the 1890's. Then rebuilt and reopened in the 1900. It survived until the Great Depression in 1933. Above is one of the few remaining pieces of the amazing flume that began near here.
Dedicated by
E. Clampus Vitus
Grub Gulch, Chapter 41-49
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Grub Gulch Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 10:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 267461 N 4139846
Decimal Degrees37.37623333, -119.62625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.574', W 119° 37.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 34.44" N, 119° 37' 34.5" W
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Area Code(s)559, 209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cain Dr, Oakhurst CA 93644, US
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