Kingsburg, CA

This was the day we were to spend at Yosemite NP.  Due to the Rim Fire we ended up spending the day in Kingsburg, California.

Kingsburg was established as a railroad town in the 1870's.  It was mostly settled by Swedish natives, giving it the nickname of "Little Sweden".  In 1921, 94% of the residents within a 3 mile radius of the town were of Swedish descent.

Many of the buildings in the town show Swedish styling.  The water tower is designed as an antique Swedish coffee pot.

We had lunch at a Chinese restaurant, Sun Hong Kong.

During our walk through the downtown area we visited the two cell 1925 jail that had been turned into a museum.  Notice the murals on the front and back of the jail.

Below are our images from our downtown tour.  Click on any of these for a larger view.

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