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Contact: Deanna Dulen, (760) 924-5505
Join author and historian Jack Fisher and other champions of the Sierra wilderness as they tell the story of stopping a trans-Sierra highway that would have altered the wilderness experience in the central Sierra for future generations. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center auditorium and will last approximately 45 minutes. All presenters will be available for questions afterwards. Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association will host a book signing following the event.
Beginning in the 1950's, representatives from Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties began lobbying for a trans-Sierra highway that would run from near Fresno through the Reds Meadow Valley to Mammoth Lakes. Local packers and wilderness advocates recognized the impact that this highway would have on the local community and the surrounding wilderness landscape. Join Jack Fisher, the National Park Service, and local packers and wilderness advocates as they tell first hand stories of the heroic battle to stop the highway and save an important part of the Sierra wilderness.