Home page Questions or Comments? Home page

Preservation: Mineral King Mandate

THE PRESERVATION OF THE MINERAL KING COMMUNITY IS NOT A ONE-TIME EVENT. IT IS AN ONGOING PROCESS THAT MUST BE PLANNED AND ADMINISTRATED CAREFULLY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

Part Five: Implementation of a Mineral King Plan

The day to day maintenance and care of each cabin in conformance with preservation guidelines is, has been, and will be an important ongoing process. But, just as important, is the development and utilization of a plan for the stewardship and usage of the historic community.

THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THIS PLAN WILL BE HANDLED AS AN ADJUNCT TO THE NEW GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN OF SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS.

In it, the following considerations must be addressed:


Purpose

  • The scope and intent of the Mineral King Historic District.
  • The type of district or historic landscape to be maintained.
    Traditional usage, possible educational, public and marketing facilities and archives.


Utilization

  • Public access and education.
    Open houses, rentals, displays, programs, tours, classes, scientific and historic studies and special events.
  • Private stewardship, usage and maintenance.
    Caretaking, restoration, rehabilitation and protection of historic properties and natural surroundings.
  • Preservation of historic structures and artifacts.
    • Documentation in archival holdings of research materials, photographs, interview manuscripts and artifacts.
    • Preservation and renovation of historic qualities of structures.

Management

  • Cooperative administration involving a newly created non-profit corporation, the park, government, state and county agencies, and community organizations.
  • Management by the park and Mineral King Preservation Society to accomplish all work of the historic district including conformance to plan, fund raising, fee collection, accounting, volunteer work and all personnel required.
  • Establishment of a Historic Design Committee to draw up and enforce architectural guidelines.
  • Financial support including fund raisers, grants, federal assistance and tax incentives.
  • Community volunteers to provide visitor information, interpretive programs, tours, exhibits, research assistance, utility support systems and stewardship of the historic district and surrounding environs.

Benefits

  • Increased environmental protection and conservation.
  • Improved educational benefits, programs and facilities.
  • Greater recreational opportunities and enjoyment.
  • Enhancement of park values and history.
  • More meaningful public visitation.
  • Easing of park financial responsibilities.

More Fact Sheets
Home Page