KNOWLES HILLSPRIDE INN
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KNOWLES
FOUNDED BY FREDRICK ERWIN KNOWLES, WHO BOUGHT THE LAND FROM FRANK DUCY AND WHO ORGANIZED THE RAYMOND GRANITE QUARRY IN WHAT HAS BEEN REFERED TO AS 'DUCY'S ROCK PILE'. IN 1899, THE RAYMOND GRANITE QUARRY BUILT A 'SPUR' TRACK FROM THE QUARRY TO THE MAIN AT RAYMOND. THE RAILROAD WAS CALLED 'KNOWLES SPUR' AND THE COMMUNITY WAS NAMED KNOWLES. KNOWLES BUILT A SCHOOLHOUSE IN 1891, AND IN 1890 FRESNO COUNTY TOOK OVER THE SCHOOL. IN 1893 THE COUNTY WAS DIVIDED AND THE DISTRICT BECAME PART OF MADERA COUNTY.
DEDICATED OCTOBER 14, 1989,
GRUB GULCH CHAPTER 41-49, E CLAMPUS VITUS, KNOWLES, CALIFORNIA