I neglected to post this wonderful bit of history when receiving the email way back last January! It’s still a totally interesting bit of Mi Wuk Village history! I’m not sure when it was written.
OWNING MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
Having enjoyed the pool and golf course at Mi Wuk Village, we decided to buy a piece of land and build a cabin. We purchased lot #354 from Harry Hoffer’s salesman in October of 1955. The salesman recommended Moore and Johnson for builders, so the process began in May of 1956. A shell was built and it was rough plumbed. We moved in on our 10th anniversary on June 22rd 1956. It took us five years to finish the cabin coming up from Hayward on weekends.
We had many good times in the early years at Mi Wuk. We were encouraged to join the Mi Wuk Improvement Club. “Getting involved” is my motto. I recall serving one year as vice president of the organization. We learned that a triangle of land on Highway 108 was available for a sign, indicating that Mi Wuk was a community. I offered to come up with a design that was accepted by the Board. I wanted it to be massive and have the resemblance of a national park sign. The wood was donated by a member (sorry, I ‘ve forgotten the name). The letters were routed by a professional and painted white; however, the letters at the base of the sign remained unpainted. It indicates: “Erected by the Mi Wuk Improvement Club October 1969”. It is with pride that I look at this sign when I drive by coming into Mi Wuk. Enclosed is a recent photo and only photo of myself taken by the sign.
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