The collection consists of environmental reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other ephemera pertaining to the controversial
1960s development of a 16,000 acre tract of the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County, California. The materials were created
and collected by conservation activists Jean and Richard Koch.
Mineral King is a glacial valley in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, only 7 1/2 square miles in size and one of the oldest
communities in the High Sierras. At one time, the area had been occupied by two Native American tribes-- the Wikchumni Yokut
and the Tubatulabel-- who created summer settlements on the valley floor primarily for hunting and trading with the Paiutes,
who lived east of the Sierra Nevada.
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