Ahwahnee CA City Guide

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Ahwahnee

Ahwahnee was established as people migrated to the region in search of gold.  Early settlers were greeted by fertile fields and abundant water.  They began growing produce to sell to the area mining camps.

The railroad line to Raymond was routed through Ahwahnee. President Theodore Roosevelt made a stop in Ahwahnee on his way to Yosemite National Park. The local newspaper reported that the innkeeper told him to wash his hands on the back porch before he sat down to lunch. The innkeeper may have been one of the first area residents to complain about the press.

Ahwahnee was also known for a tuberculosis sanitarium. The sanitarium was built in the early 1900’s for residents suffering from the disease.  The sanitarium was later used as a home for boys before being closed down in the early 1980’s.

Today, Ahwahnee is a quiet, peaceful community boasting a modest population of about 1,600 people.  The area offers two golf courses, Sierra Meadows Ranch Golf Course and the River Creek Golf Course.  In addition, Ahwahnee will soon offer the new Ahwahnee Regional Park with a cultural center, equestrian center, sports fields, hiking trails and more.

Wassama Roundhouse

The Wassama Roundhouse, built by the Miwok Indians, is one of only two or three ceremonial Indian Roundhouses still in existence in the state of California.  The Roundhouse is supervised by members of the local Miwok tribe under the California State Parks System.  Tribal ceremonies are still held in observance of harvests, births, to mourn the dead and to reach spirits.

Guided tours are available by appointment.  For reservations and additional information on the Wassama Roundhouse contact the Wassama Roundhouse Association, P O Box 328, Ahwahnee CA  93601, phone 559- 683-8194.

Ahwahnee Business Directory

Service

Business Name

Phone #

A/C/Heat Installation & Repair

Ahwahnee Heating & AC, Inc.

683-5597

 

Action Air Control

683-0660

 

 

 

Asphalt/Paving Contractors

Yosemite Asphalt Inc.

642-6837

 

 

 

Assisted Living/Nursing Homes

Ahwahnee Care Home

683-2034

 

 

 

Barbers/Beauty Salons/Spas

Ahwahnee Barber Shop

683-7161

 

 

 

Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

The Apple Blossom Inn

642-2001

 

The Homestead

683-0495

 

Nature's Inn

641-2444

 

Sierra Mountain Lodge

683-7673

 

 

 

Camps-Youth/Bible/Summer

Camp Pacifica

683-4660

 

 

 

Churches

Ahwahnee Chapel

683-7911

 

Sierra Babtist Church

641-7984

 

 

 

Electrical Contractors

David Brase Electric

642-6634

 

Quality Electric

683-3588

 

 

 

Excavation Contractors

Hamilton Backhoe & Excavating

683-2672

 

 

 

Fire Department

Ahwahnee Forest Fire Station

683-4844

 

 

 

Golf Courses

River Creek Golf Course

683-5600

 

Sierra Meadows Ranch

642-1343

 

 

 

Post Office

Ahwahnee Post Office

683-4811

 

 

 

Horses

Equi-Tard

683-6540

 

 

 

Plumbers

Bass Lake Plumbing

683-4021

 

 

 

Restaurants

Bill's 19th Hole

683-7917

 

 

 

Schools-Public

Wasuma Elementary

642-1585


 

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