About the Book
Readers of Willow Creek History: Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers and Basket Weavers can be drawn in whether they are history buffs, lovers of nature, people who enjoy a good story, or all of the above. Locals can gain an understanding for a relatively unknown creek in their midst. Visitors to the area can gain an appreciation for the awesome surroundings.
For the past 150 years, Willow Creek has been at the center of economic and cultural development in the foothills of the Sierra. It’s the same Willow Creek that flows into Bass Lake; that moves through five powerhouses generating twenty-seven kilowatts of hydroelectricity for the State of California. It’s the same Willow Creek that rises at eight thousand feet in the Sierra Forest, crashes through narrow granite rock canyons, and meanders through serene mountain passes on its journey to its confluence with the San Joaquin River twenty-five miles below.
Logging railroads have carried their loads alongside and over Willow Creek. Ancient Native tribes made their homes along its banks. Each year thousands of people swim and boat and fish in its waters. In this history of Willow Creek, outdoor enthusiast, Marcia Penner Freedman, has tied together the threads of Willow Creek’s amazing story, weaving in tales of people whose lives have been touched in some way by Willow Creek.
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