2 Old Ruins to explore in Madera County
Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.
Fresno Dome is better defined by the Mono Indians as "the greeting place". The dome as known to the Mono Indians as "the greeting place". John Muir encountered Fresno Dome, calling it "Wamello", in the 1870s, and used its summit to locate Fresno Grove.The campground is a favorite spot for deer hunters and is largely empty other than during deer season.
The Wassama Round House State Historic Park is in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in Madera County of central California. It preserves the traditional meeting place of the Southern Sierra Miwok people. Here, ancient customs of local Native California Indians are honored and passed down to younger generations.The Wassama Roundhouse is a reconstruction built in 1985 upon the location of four previous such houses.