Graniteville, California

A historic mining town in the Sierra Nevada mountains

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Graniteville is a unique community located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Check out the links on the right for additional information about the area. Enjoy!

April 2014
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More Stories from the Past

Posted By on April 13, 2014

Click here for another installment from the McLean/Kyle Family  Stories


A Sad Good-Bye

Posted By on March 29, 2014

We lost two beloved dogs of Graniteville this Winter – Rosie and Cisco have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We will miss them!

Get me to the Doc’s…quick!!

Posted By on March 29, 2014

The birth of Donald Kyle in 1914 as told by Barry Kyle.

Click here for the full story.

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1897 Picnic at Bowman Lake

Posted By on February 9, 2014

I have been adding stories from Barry Kyle – find more in the section “Stories from the Past”. Here’s another story he contributed from one of his earliest photos.

Bowman Lake 1897

Bowman Lake 1897

For the full story and a lovely poem, click here.

A Graniteville Love Story from the 1890′s

Posted By on February 2, 2014

Thanks to Barry Kyle from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia for sending a treasure trove of stories and pictures about his Grandmother Annie McLean Kyle who lived in Graniteville. The McLean’s ran the Golden State Hotel -  pictured below. It burned down in 1949.   Stay tuned for more!

Click here for the story

Golden State Hotel

Golden State Hotel


2013 Parade Pictures

Posted By on July 11, 2013

Click on first picture and then arrow through to get largest resolution.  After 20 pictures are shown, you can pick Page 2 and start on Picture #1 again.   There are 59 total pictures.  If you pick “Show as Slide Show”, they will automatically cycle through but they are smaller resolution.  Thanks to Jane Lin for taking these great shots!

Parade, Picnic and Bluegrass a big Success!

Posted By on July 10, 2013

IMG_2045 IMG_2072The Graniteville Volunteer Fire Company wants to thank everyone who made the annual parade and picnic a big success!  We had one of the best turnouts ever!  The parade and picnic was followed by a Bluegrass show by Shepherd Canyon Band at the schoolhouse for a rockin’ good time.  Fun was had by all!

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Parade Details for Sat. the 6th are In!

Posted By on June 29, 2013

This year the parade starts at 11:30 am and the picnic will follow at 12:30 at the schoolhouse. All are welcome!  This year there is $25 price for best parade entry and $25 for best dressed pet!

As usual, there will be free hot dogs and soft drinks, plus the wonderful dishes that appear as if by magic from friends and residents.  Tickets for raffle prices are $1 and Beer is $1.

There will even be live Bluegrass music this year!  The Shepherd Canyon Band will be playing. 4th 2012 034

Come and support the Volunteer Fire Department and celebrate a good old fashioned Independence Day in Graniteville!

Save the Date – Independence Day Parade will be Sat. July 6th

Posted By on June 2, 2013

Don’t miss this year’s parade and picnic in Graniteville on Sat. July 6th. Everone is welcome to participate in the parade so bring your kazoo, decorate your bike or just be a spectator and vote for your favorite entry.  A free picnic will follow at the schoolhouse with a great raffle to benefit the Graniteville Volunteer Fire Department.


It’s Spring in Graniteville!

Posted By on May 15, 2013

IMG_2022No snow in site and the road is clear. This has been the mildest Winter in years!

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