Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (May 30, 2005)
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one of many unique 27 counties of California, Mariposa County, positioned at the western slope of the Sierra Nevada and containing greater than 900,000 acres, as soon as lined one-fifth of the nation and used to be thought of the "Mother of California Counties." First inhabited by way of numerous local American tribes, the land that turned Mariposa County observed a flood of miners and different white settlers to the world with the invention of gold in 1849. The county produced not just $48 million in gold, but additionally thousands in copper, lead, zinc, and chromite, between different minerals. Now domestic to greater than 20,000 citizens, in addition to many of the well-known Yosemite nationwide Park, Mariposa County takes satisfaction within the historical past that lives within the Gold Rush structures lining downtown Mariposa and Coulterville's major streets and nonetheless status in early mining cities like Hornitos and undergo Valley.