Hidden Fresno: How Mineral King Valley almost became a ski resort

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Hidden Fresno: What almost became of Sequoia National Park

Decades ago, a development plan almost overtook Sequoia National Park. (Shutterstock)

If one visionary developer had his way, Mineral King Valley in Sequoia National Park might today be home to a state-of-the-art ski resort.

In 1965, the U.S. Forest Service awarded the rights to develop the area into an attraction complete with a skating rink, hotels, restaurants, a heliport and other amenities, but it didn't all go according to plan.

Check out the video above to see why the plans fell apart and what was eventually built instead.

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