Besides being designated a wilderness area by the U.S. Congress in 1978, there has been a lot of use in the area. From Native American to early settlers to trying to install a highway, people have used the area for hundreds of years. Below are two sections. One section contains historical records. These are more like excerpts from a history book. The other section contains personal accounts that were documented shortly after the trip. Think of these as potentially read from the first person and documented shortly after the event(s) occurred. Unless otherwise stated, all links below lead to free articles.
Floods and Droughts in the Tulare Lake Basin (Book at Amazon)
Magic of My Mountains – 1919 to 1926 (Book from Amazon)