LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT

Auberry Series 4
WISH-I-AH

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A view of the Wish-I-Ah Care Center from the air. Wish-I-Ah was built in 1928 as a sanatorium for tuberculosis by Fresno County and was sold to become a private care center for the aged when T.B. virtually disappeared in the 1940's. It is located about 3 miles north of Auberry and one mile north of New Auberry. The San Joaquin River canyon descends to the left background of the picture.

circa 1955

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This sign for Wish-I-Ah was hung at the start of Wish-I-Ah Road where it turns off from Powerhouse Road. The road in this picture follows the old route of the S.J.&E. Railroad, which was sold and torn down in 1932. The flaw in the picture is caused from the center of the old power magazine it was copied from.

circa 1935

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Wish-I-Ah's original building, today's Lodge building, as it appeared in 1928. Note the S.J.E. R.R. tracks in the bottom left of the picture. The train passed west of the Ad building, between today's Ad building and the Lodge, then turned eastward toward the Indian Mission.

circa 1928

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A view of Wish-I-Ah looking north toward North Fork. (Across the river in the distant background) The Ad building is in the foreground right and Canyon View is in the immediate background left.

circa 1928

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A view of the Ad building at Wish-I-Ah looking south.

circa 1928

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A view of the Ad building at Wish-I-Ah looking east.

circa 1930

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A view of the Ad building at Wish-I-Ah. Check the cars in the foreground. Canyon View is in the background left.

circa 1930

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A view of the entire Wish-i-ah complex looking northeast. The long building on the left is the Ad building and the Lodge is on the right. The mountains in the background are towards Jose Basin and Shaver Lake.

 

circa 1930

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The Ad building at Wish-I-Ah looking Northeast.

circa 1930

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The Ad building at Wish-I-Ah looking north.

circa 1932

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