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Stage Coach Days Guided Adventure In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Ever wonder what it was like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed all day guided adventure in the park organized through the Yosemite Conservancy. Long before automobiles were formally allowed in Yosemite, in 1913, visitors used stage coaches to visit the park and see the famous sights. During Stage Coach Days, ...

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Tom Bopp Talks Roosevelt And Muir In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — If you’re looking for a mix of entertainment and education this weekend, stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat with musician and historian Tom Bopp. Tom Bopp has entertained and educated Yosemite’s guests at the Wawona Hotel and The Ahwahnee since 1983. His interest in Yosemite’s cultural history led him to develop interpretive ...

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Minarets & Western Railroad, 1923: Free Talk At Fresno Flats

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historic Park invites the community to attend the March edition of their First Friday Lecture Series. On Friday, Mar. 1, historian David Rodriguez will share a brief history of the Minarets and Western Railroad and its ties between Pinedale and the Oakhurst area. Highlights include a short video on the history of the Minarets and Western Railroad in 1933, ...

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Teddy Roosevelt Did Not Sleep Here

OAKHURST – People assume that Teddy Roosevelt came to visit Yosemite in 1903 with John Muir. The Fresno Flats First Friday free lecture series presents “Teddy Roosevelt Did Not Sleep Here,” an exploration of the factual account of the president’s 1903 visit, presented by Sierra Historic Sites Association librarian Debby Carter. The event will be hosted in the Cunningham Schoolhouse ...

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Real World Learning Experiences With APUSH

By Joseph Langely —  O’NEALS — Life is fraught with obstacles and delays, as unforeseeable setbacks slam into hopes and dreams without warning. This is the nature of life but, despite the grim countenance of the saying, it makes the final achievement of goals that much sweeter. The trip that Minarets’ AP US History (APUSH) and pre-AP US History classes ...

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Free This Friday At Fresno Flats: Yosemite By Stage!

OAKHURST — Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum (Sierra Historic Sites Association) invites the community to the Friday Free Lecture Series on  Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. For this first lecture of the year, the topic is based on the book, To Yosemite by Stage, written by Zelda Garey Dubel. Fresno Flats Board Member and local historian Brenda Negley will lead ...

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American Pickers May Pick Foothills For History

MOUNTAIN AREA — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team at American Pickers are coming back to California to film episodes of their hit series and casting producers are now looking for leads throughout the state. They’re specifically scouting for people with a combination of personality and interesting items — lots of them. Does that sound familiar? If it describes you ...

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5th Graders Take A Trip Back In Time

OAKHURST — Online and in person, parents and community members have been talking about a terrific field trip recently taken by about 75 lucky students from Oakhurst Elementary School (OES) to nearby Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park. The hours-long excursion was a celebration of their own pioneer day, as three 5th grade classes descended on the conveniently located landmark, ...

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All Souls Day Lights The Night In Hornitos

HORNITOS – At once exciting and nearly ethereal, a candle-lighting and procession in the old Mexican town of Hornitos winds its way from plaza to cemetery each year on November 2, to celebrate All Souls Day, and Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Hornitos in Spanish means “little ovens,” as the town in Mariposa County is said ...

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Bring Back The Old Days At The Mariposa Go West Festival

MARIPOSA — This is the fourth year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gunfight reenactments, live music, traditional native dancing, and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it was like during ...

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