Willow Creek History by Marcia Penner Freedman About the Author Fighting Fire in the Sierra National Forest Willow Creek History Marcia Penner Freedman

Willow Creek History
Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
9

Willow Creek Watershed
Logging Operations in the Willow Creek Watershed (1870–1927)
PG&E: Crane Valley Hydroelectric System
Acknowledgements
11
Introduction

What’s So Interesting about Willow Creek?
13
Part One: Creek with a Past
17

Generation to Generation: The North Fork Mono
19

A Closer Look at…Basket Weaving
29

Logging: A Moving Story
33

A Closer Look at…Shake-Makers
47

North Fork: More than a Spot in the Trail
51

A Closer Look at…Pioneers of a Different Sort
61

Generation to Generation: Stock Driving
75

A Closer Look at…Sheep
89
Part Two: Hard Working Water
97

Hydroelectricity: A Beginning, a Middle, and the Beginning
99

A Closer Look at…Weather, Water and Looking Back
107

Some Hydroelectric Terms
116

Crane Valley Hydroelectric Timeline
118
Part Three: How Do We Want to Walk on the Land?
121

The Same Willow Creek That Goes into Bass Lake
123

Three Sisters All in a Row
139

A Closer Look at…The Whomping, Weeping, Wise and Wondrous Willow
145
Bibliography
149

Interviews
152

About the Author
155


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