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Shorty Lovelace Historic District

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Kings Canyon Fur Trapper

Between 1910 and 1940, Joseph Walter Shorty Lovelace Jr (1886-1963) trapped fur in the watershed of the South Fork of the Kings River. He built as many as 36 small, simply constructed cabins (similar to Rocky Mountain trapper cabins from the 1820s) for his enterprise. Most of the cabins are in ruins or have not been located. Two of the best remaining cabins are located in Vidette Meadow and Cloud Canyon. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1910/00/00 Shorty Lovelace traps fur in Kings Canyon, 1910-1940

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Particulars for Shorty Lovelace Historic District:
Historic Use Animal facility
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Camp
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Level of Significance Local

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 31st January 1978

Registry Name: Shorty Lovelace Historic District
Registry Address: E of Pinehurst on Kings Canyon National Park
Registry Number: 78000293
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: Lovelace,Shorty
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 3
Contributing Sites: 6
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Park
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Industry, Exploration-settlement, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1910, 1940
Historic Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Camp, Animal facility
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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