Map of Exeter Murals

28. Men + Mules + Water = Power

28. Men + Mules + Water = Power Artist: Jana Botkin – Three Rivers, CA – Location: In the alley, just North of the Foothills Sun-Gazette Newspaper, 120 South E St. (2010).

28. Men + Mules + Water = Power Artist: Jana Botkin – Three Rivers, CA – Location: In the alley, just North of the Foothills Sun-Gazette Newspaper, 120 South E St. (2010). Mt. Whitney Power Co. built a dam on Franklin Lake, 6 miles above Mineral King in 1904. It was the first of 4 dams build in the area because of concern about water flow during dry months and years. Thousands of pounds of cement, sand, rock, wood forms and construction supplies were hauled by mules to complete the project. The little cabin was built as a summer residence for Archie Robertson, dam building supervisor. It was bought by a Lemon Cove/Exeter family in 1938. The former Mt. Whitney Power Co. Exeter office is now the Exeter History Museum. Look for a tangible rock & mule shoe, a hidden pick ax, fish, 1904 & 2 heart rocks. Can you identify wildflowers: Phlox, Golden Beard Penstemmon, Indian Paintbrush, Sierra Columbine, Wild Blue Flax & Hoopes Sneezeweed.

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