Mid-Summer in Wilsonia

It’s heating up again this weekend, will be a good weekend to escape to the mountains. There are two great programs at the Clubhouse this Saturday. At 12:00 pm the Tulare County Histrical Society is hosting a luncheon with guest speaker Steve Stocking. Steve will be talking to the group about the history of Wilsonia. He will then lead the group on a leisurely flora and fauna walk in the Village. All Wilsonians are welcome – please bring a sack lunch.

Saturday evening at 7:00 pm, UOP achivist Michael Wurtz will present “John Muir and the Giant Sequoias of the Sierras” … read more about it in the latest edition of the Wilsonia Times

3 thoughts on “Mid-Summer in Wilsonia

  1. I was doing some research for a vacation at Grant Grove, when I chanced putting in “Wilsonia” into Google.
    My parents had a full-year residence “cabin” on Lily Lane, right across from the meadow (President’s Lane). Three rooms, no running water, wood stove for heating, cooking, putting our feet on the oven door in the winter to get warm. My father cooked at Grant Grove, my mother worked in the lodge at the reservation desk. When I was 18 (1968), the government came in and said people could not own private property within the boundaries of a national park, sell to them, or they would condemn. Unfortunately, we sold. They torn down quite a few “shacks” as they called them, but what memories I have. I am very pleased that people are still enjoying a little bit of heaven, and that the clubhouse is still there. Listened to many a square dance while lying in bed. Thank you for your website to walk down memory lane.

    1. How nice to hear from a Wilsonian from year’s past. There are still about 200 cabins in Wilsonia, many actively used most of the summer. You should take a look around the Village if you will be vacationing in Grant Grove. If you are around on a weekend, you could take a look in the clubhouse, or maybe discover some former neighbors.

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