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The History Mystery #64

This month’s mystery is one I am often asked about. When and where did President Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir first meet on their trip to Raymond and on to Yosemite? They traveled in May of 1903 so we celebrate the historic trip 115 years later. There are several theories, so it will be fun to see what folks come ...

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The History Mystery #63

The Mariposa Indian War, Campaign from 13 April to 2 May, 1851. The question is to more accurately locate where this particular skirmish took place. The map indicates that it took place along the banks of Fine Gold Creek, somewhere close to Fine Gold Gulch. The text of the report indicates that it was on the Little San Joaquin River. ...

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A Wealth Of History Available Online From Madera Co. Library

MADERA — There is a treasure trove of images, magazines, films and even home movies from the Madera/Mariposa area available online for the public to access, thanks to the Madera County Library’s specialized History and Family Research room and their work to preserve historical records. There is film of the Hildreth Rodeo in the 1940s and the Madera County Old ...

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Mariposa Museum Talk On Fish Camp Archaeological Research

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center presents a Fireside Chat that will please historians and those who like to dig into the past. The talk is Fire and Ice: Historic and Archeological Research at Fish Camp/Summerdale in California, and takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The conversation will summarize the preliminary findings ...

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The History Mystery #61

This photo was part of a collection that we recently received at the Coarsegold Historical Society. It says Melvin Place on the back so we know it was taken in Coarsegold, but we need help in identifying the three cowboys in the photo. (click photo to enlarge) Any information would be appreciated. Please comment below or email us at coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com ...

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Northern Mariposa Co. History Center Reopens With Gala

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be reopening its doors to the public on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a similar schedule as in 2017 – Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., plus Memorial Day and Labor Day. There will be a Gala Reopening preview on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., ...

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The History Mystery #57

In the Blackhawk Lodge area, there is what appears to be part of a mine or mine airshaft complete with wood timbers. The tunnel is slanted at a 45-degree angle and is flooded with water about 20 feet from the surface. E Clampus Vitus (ECV) 41-49 has been working on a project to locate the old Zebra Mine, and several ...

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Here Comes Mountain Heritage Day And Parade

OAKHURST — Mountain Heritage Day and Parade at Fresno Flats Historical Park and Museum are right around the corner, with the Parade stepping off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and a full day’s array of old-fashioned fun, food and entertainment, 1800s-style. The folks at Fresno Flats want parade watchers to visit Fresno Flats Historical Park, once the parade ...

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Central Sierra Historical Society Launches Mobile App

SHAVER LAKE — The Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum has launched a new mobile app that offers visitors an inside look at their working exhibits. The app is called The Sounds of the Central Sierra and features interviews, photos, and videos, putting access to the museum and its inner workings all in the palm of your hand. With the new ...

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The History Mystery #55

Who was Francis? A Lumberjack Mystery “Francis Junction” is on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. But, who was Francis? And, how did that name get attached to that location? Help us solve this History Mystery! Francis Junction was the location where the main line of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company railroad met Line #4, about ...

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