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2018-1623. Written on verso: "Section house on the flume. I stayed in their cabin 2 winters. Shaver above 8-9 mi., by flume trail 2 1/2. Telephone next door on left." Flume houses located every several miles along flume; provided homes for flume tenders who maintained flumes. C.B. Swift and Charles B. Shaver owned the Fresno Flume and Irrigation Company; built a dam on Stevenson Creek forming Shaver Lake, built two mills and flume to transport lumber from Shaver Lake to Clovis (where had planing mills, box factory, dry kilns). Manley Freeman White was born March 25, 1882 in York County, Nebraska to Joseph Freeman White and Hattie Monroe (both from Canada). The family arrived in Fresno between 1885 and 1900. Between 1900 and 1920 resided in Fresno, in the 1920 census listed Manley as being in Merced Falls, in 1930 census listed as being in Hilt, Siskiyou County; by 1940 he is in Klamath Oregon. Worked as millhand in lumber industry. While in Fresno, worked seasonally at Shaver Lake for the Fresno Flume and Irrigation Company (owned by C.B. Swift and Charles B. Shaver). In addition to working in the mill, took photographs in his spare time. Steve Harrison.
1 postcard : photographic print ; 3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.
Fresno Flume and Irrigation Company--Photographs Log transportation--California--Fresno County--Photographs Lumber industry--California--Fresno County Flumes Cabins--California--Fresno County Fresno County (Calif.)--Photographs Photographic prints Photographic postcards