Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country: Mariposa, Mariposa Museum and History Center

Mariposa Museum and History Center  5119 Jessie St., (209) 966-2924.  Daily 10-4.  $4, under 18 free.  In addition to exhibits curated by topic inside the rustic, woodsy museum--including things like Miwok Indian baskets and an iron so heavy you can barely lift it--you’ll find mining exhibits and a Miwok Indian bark house outside.  A guided tour will make sure you see exhibits you might otherwise miss—a broom-making shop, the Gazette newspaper building displaying the original press and print shop, the blacksmith shop, and the still-working 1874 five-stamp mill.

More things to do in Mariposa. 

More things to do in Yosemite area.

More things to do in Gold Rush Country. 

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

images c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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