Graniteville, California

A historic mining town in the Sierra Nevada mountains

1897 Picnic at Bowman Lake

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

A Graniteville Love Story from the 1890’s

| 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  

In Memoriam – Bob Eisele

| October 22, 2012

I am very sorry to report that Bob Eisele, a very long time and beloved Graniteville resident passed away on 10/6/2012. He was 77. There will be a burial service in the Graniteville cemetery this Thursday at noon. Click here to read Bob’s obituary in the Union. If anyone has any pictures of Bob, please […]

Lew Harper’s long lost sister wanting to have news of Lew and Barb Harper

| April 25, 2012

Calling all Graniteville residents – Lew Harper’s sister, Pat and her daughter Sue, lost track of her brother Lew since 1954 and have been searching for him ever since. Please read the email below from Lew’s niece Sue and add comments to this post. They live in Plymouth in England. The following is an email […]

In Memorium – Ralph Gaddis

| October 19, 2011

Ralph Arlen Gaddis passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at one of his most favorite places in the world, his family vacation cabin near Graniteville, CA. Born March 12, 1932 in Ellis, South Dakota, Ralph moved with his family at age nine to Los Angeles. Upon graduation from Manual Arts High School, he attended […]

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