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Knights Ferry News

Knights Ferry News

POSTED September 6, 2017 10:41 a.m.
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The community yard sale was the hottest sale in town! The blistering heat didn’t scare families from bringing their goods downtown although it did chase many of us away before two!


Happy birthday to all September birthday ladies and gents: Breanna Banks, Neal Burroughs, Holly Conde, Lynn Duckworth, Alexis Elting, Christine Fortuny, Phillip Frymire, Sally Goehring, Michel Griesner, Will Haskell, Anita Ivaschenko, Jordyn Lewis, Leta Lutz, Jim Mangante, Pablo Martinez, Jonna Ohe, Cassandra Padilla, James Peterson, Troy Peterson, Bertin Pineda-Medina, Ken Raven, Sterling Shearer, Sasha Sinkevich, Kelli Sinkevich, Nikita Sinkevich, Bowen Sundberg, Tristan Voortman, Madison Willis, Grant Wright, and Mike Wright!


River Journey was in the right place at the right time to save a woman and her dog enjoying a kayak trip down the river. It is great to see the rafting companies helping private boaters along the Stanislaus River. The river flow is much lower these days and while we should always respect the river, it is a great trip!


One of the most interesting buildings in Knights Ferry is the old jail on the east side of town. It has been here since the Goodwin Dam construction in 1912 as the townspeople complained of the construction workers creating a bit of chaos in town. There are many stories about the origin of the iron-walled building; I’ve heard it was an old powder house from Oakdale, that it is an old salvaged cell from the Modesto jail’s remodel, and that a blacksmith shop in Oakdale built it for the very purpose. The jail’s final days of operation were during the Centennial Celebration in 1948. I would love to share the true story of how the jail came to town, if you have any information, email me at


Upcoming Events/Meetings:

Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Community Club meeting


Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. Miller’s Hall meeting

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