, an unincorporated
town in Tuolumne County, California
, is located at the intersection of State Route 49
and State Route 120
. The community is sited on the shore of Moccasin Reservoir at the edge of Lake Don Pedro. The US Postal Service ZIP Code for the area is 95347
. Numbers of wired telephones in the Moccasin central office
follow the format (209) 989-2xxx
. Before the 1980s, Moccasin telephone calls were switched by a step by step Community Dial Office
. The town is home to a State of California Resources Agency, Department of Fish and Game fish hatchery.
A fire July 3, 2006, burned near Moccasin Powerhouse according to the California Department of Forestry
. The three million dollar fire involved 40 engines, 4 helicopters, and 9 bulldozers.
Hetch Hetchy Relationship
A company town
, Moccasin is entirely owned by the City and County of San Francisco
. Homes are used for employees who work on the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
system. Most buildings are painted the same color and homes in the community look similar as a result. There are no stores or gas station.
Construction on the original Moccasin Powerhouse was started in Fall 1921. The facility was completed and began generating power on August 14, 1925.Paul James Ost was the electrical engineer put in charge of power operations and electrical engineering phases of the Hetch Hetchy project. The original powerhouse was removed from operation February 7, 1969.
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