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Sierra Voices #2 | Tulare Lake Basin Presented by Michael Semas

June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Presenting: Tulare Lake Basin

Presentation Summary:
On June 10th, Michael J. Semas will present “A History of Tulare Lake”, which will focus on how the lake went from being the largest fresh-water inland lake west of the Mississippi to the most productive farmland known in modern times.  Included in his presentation will be rare photos, maps and newspaper accountings of the lake, many which have never been seen before.  Come join us on a journey through local history. 

Speaker: Michael Semas
Michael is originally from Hanford, California. He attended local schools. Graduated from Idaho State University in 1983 with a degree in accounting Passed the Certified Public Accountants exam on first attempt. He is currently practicing accounting in Hanford.

Published “Postcard History Series – Kings County” 2006, Arcadia Publishing. Co-published “Postcard History Series – Fresno” 2013, Arcadia Publishing. Co-published “Postcard History Series – Shaver, Huntington and Hume Lakes” 2016, Arcadia Publishing

Web host for the Facebook page “Antique Images from the Collection of Michael J. Semas” since 2011. Married, 32 years to Christine, two adult daughters.


The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation – Donating to the Sierra Voices program since 2013


  • Saturday, June 10th

Event Schedule: 

  • 12:30 – 1:00 PM – Check-in/Registration
  • 1:00 PM – Presentation

Coffee and Snacks are provided

Admission is $5.00 per Adult, Current CSHS Members are FREE
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