Dinkey Creek, California

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Coordinates: 37°05′10″N 119°09′27″W / 37.08611°N 119.15750°W / 37.08611; -119.15750

Dinkey Creek
Dinkey Creek is located in California
Dinkey Creek
Dinkey Creek
Location in California
Dinkey Creek is located in the United States
Dinkey Creek
Dinkey Creek
Dinkey Creek (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°05′10″N 119°09′27″W / 37.08611°N 119.15750°W / 37.08611; -119.15750
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyFresno County
Elevation5,987 ft (1,825 m)

Dinkey Creek is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on Dinkey Creek,[2] at an elevation of 5987 feet (1825 m).[1]

A post office operated at Dinkey Creek from 1925 to 1972.[2] Dinkey was the name of a dog who lost a fight with a grizzly bear.[3]

The community was home to Camp Mar-Y-Mac, which operated from 1951 to 1981.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dinkey Creek, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1027. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Hook, J. N. (10 June 2014). All Those Wonderful Names. Open Road Media. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-4976-1186-3.