OUR STORY

Generations of Families and Lifelong Friends

Auberry started like most foothill towns with a general store and café, a blacksmith, and a bar, remnants of which are visible today.  The name Auberry is the incorrect spelling of the phonetically mispronounced Al Yarborough.

 

The surrounding areas of Tollhouse, Shaver Lake, Lakeshore, and Prather were once home to thriving hydroelectric, railroad, and timber industries. With the adoption of bad legislation and mismanagement of federal, state, and local funds, our foothill and mountain towns have become a hotbed for unsustainable tourism, drug trafficking, and natural disasters, such as the recent Creek Fire that destroyed our forests and a great many of our resident's homes. 

 

In the past twenty years, our schools have deteriorated and closed, our rural family values have been eroded, and outside agencies under BAD management have skewered our economies.

 

Auberry is home to generations of committed families who continue to contribute to its rich history through hard work, community collaboration, and the knowledge that rural towns are the beating heart of this great nation.

Join us in our efforts to secure these towns, foothills, and the Sierra National Forest. We welcome all who adhere to self-esteem through hard work, rural family values, and who understand sarcasm and the benefits of forming lifelong generational friendships.

ABOUT REVITALIZE AUBERRY

Recently, a group of concerned citizens has banded together to discuss ideas about how to keep our mountain communities independent and resilient against outside economies. We've engaged Fresno State University to help us revitalize an Auberry that represents our town values and "unique" lifestyles. We're proud to partner with the College of Social Sciences and the Department of Water & Sustainability to create a long-term solution to the challenges we face as a rural mountain community.

We are in the early planning stages and wish to engage all interested community members in various subcommittees to work toward our revitalization goals.

Subcommittees include: Finance/Funding, Communications/Media, School Relationships, Business Development and more.

100% UNIQUE &

LOCALLY GROWN

Designing an Auberry we love should reflect our town's values. The people who have chosen to call Auberry and its surrounding communities home are proud, hard-working, and full of unique characters. And we love it that way.

 

It's time to create a sustainable and long-lasting "Our Towns" for future generations to cherish and enjoy, the way we have. Let's set them up for long-term success.