1856Fresno Flats was a farming and supply center for the mining and lumber industries. The local blacksmith was known throughout the area as the only one able to fabricate and repair large wheels. The oldest still-operating in Madera County Post Office opened here in 1874. Tired of hearing "Fresno Flats, That's where Charlie Meyers robbed the Yosemite Stage!", Mrs. C Meyers circulated a petition among newcomers to change the name to Oakhurst. Without the knowledge or consent of the pioneer families it became Oakhurst in 1912. The disgruntled oldtimers nicknamed it "Oh, Cursed!" The Old Missouri Saloon is to the East and the blacksmith barn to the West.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Grup Culch Chapter, E Clampus Vitus|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 265227 N 4134373|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32638333, -119.64971667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.583', W 119° 38.983'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 34.98" N, 119° 38' 58.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||559, 209|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 39801-39929 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst CA 93644, US|
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