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Posts in Art, History and Culture

  • A visit to the California Mining and Mineral Museum is truly worth its weight in gold for its fascinating insights into the CA geology that has shaped so much of the state’s history. If nothing else, be sure to stop in to view the largest mass of crystalline gold – 13.8 pounds.

  • African American soldiers, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, played an important role in the early protection of National Parks like Yosemite.

  • Outdoor art holds untold possibilities in Yosemite Mariposa. Whether you’re setting up your easel in Tuolumne Meadows to capture the sunset reflecting off a meandering river or journaling atop a boulder at the base of Vernal Falls, there’s a world of outdoor inspiration awaiting artists of all ages.

  • Yosemite’s Swinging Bridge used to be an actual swinging bridge. The name is a reminder of some of the changes that have happened in the park over the years.

  • John Muir was a famous naturalist, writer and conservationist. But, most importantly, he was a protector of Yosemite. Here’s how you can experience Yosemite National Park through his own footsteps on his first trip to Mariposa County.

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