Cartridge Creek

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Coordinates: 36°59′49″N 118°35′19″W / 36.99688°N 118.58871°W / 36.99688; -118.58871

A photograph taken by Ansel Adams of the Middle Fork Kings River from the south Fork of Cartridge Creek

Cartridge Creek is a creek near Fresno, California. It terminates in the Middle Fork Kings River.[1] The creek is part of Kings Canyon National Park.[2] A pass above the headwaters of the creek has an old sheep trail over it.[3] The creek was named by Frank Lewis while on a hunting trip in the 1870s. The following quote records the event: "While hunting with a young friend, Harrison Hill, I wounded a bear and told him to finish it. He became excited and threw all the shells out of his winchester without firing a shot."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartridge Creek, CA". Topoquest.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Cartridge Creek in Fresno County, California.". Californiamaps.org. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  3. ^ Secor, R. J. (2009). The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3 ed.). The Mountaineers Books. ISBN 978-0-89886-971-2. 
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G.; Bright, William (2004). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-24217-3.