Tollhouse in 1972
|Elevation||1,919 ft (585 m)|
Tollhouse (formerly, Toll House) is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California. It lies at an elevation of 1,919 feet (585 m). Tollhouse is located in the Sierra Nevada, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Shaver Lake. It is home to 2,089 people.
The town was created in the 1860s around a lumber mill. The name "tollhouse" comes from the fact that the community was also built up in connection to a now-defunct toll road running up the steep slopes of Sarver Peak to Pineridge and housed a toll house.
Tollhouse is the tribal headquarters for the Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California.
Notable current and former residents of Tollhouse include:
- George Ballis (1925-2010), photographer and activist whose photos documented the efforts of César Chávez and the formation of the United Farm Workers.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tollhouse, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1118. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians. Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce Business Directory. (retrieved 24 July 2009)
- Brown, Emma. "George 'Elfie' Ballis, 85, who photographed struggle of Cesar Chávez and migrant farmworkers, dies", The Washington Post, September 27, 2010. Accessed September 29, 2010.
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