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Cartridge Creek
Ansel Adams - National Archives 79-AA-H26.jpg
A photograph taken by Ansel Adams of the Middle Fork Kings River from the south fork of Cartridge Creek
Etymology Frank Lewis named it in the 1870s after a bear hunt that used many gun cartridges.
Country United States
State California
Physical characteristics
River mouth Middle Fork Kings River


Cartridge Creek is a creek near Fresno, California. It terminates in the Middle Fork Kings River. The creek is part of Kings Canyon National Park. A pass above the headwaters of the creek has an old sheep trail over it. The creek was named by Frank Lewis while on a hunting trip in the 1870s. The following quote records the event: "While hunting with a young friend, Harrison Hill, I wounded a bear and told him to finish it. He became excited and threw all the shells out of his Winchester without firing a shot."

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