Three Rivers Historical Society builds new ‘Heritage Trail’

 

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, a quarter-mile trail was constructed at the Three Rivers Historical Museum in four hours by local Cal Fire firefighters and a crew of 17 inmates from the Mountain Home Conservation Camp. The new trail begins at the Museum’s Native American huts, ascends the slope behind museum, follows the Bahwell Ditch, then heads back down at the old Bequette house, where it crosses the driveway to the site of the Bahwell Saloon (the first saloon in Three Rivers) and continues a short way on the old Mineral King Road.

Future plans include adding Interpretive signs along the trail that tell the history of the local indigenous people, museum building, Bahwell ditch, Bequette house, and the Bahwell Saloon.

Tentatively scheduled for Spring 2016, the Three Rivers Historical Society will begin construction of a replica of the Bahwell Saloon on its original site.

Also, an addition is presently being built onto the Museum building to house Mineral King artifacts. That project is currently in the permit phase.

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