Mariposa Museum and History Center

Mariposa Museum and History Center (HMPVR)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
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N 37° 29.367', W 119° 58.25'

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Golden Key Mine Stamp Mill

— Mariposa Gazette Building, Counts House —

The first meeting of the Mariposa County Historical Society was held April 14, 1957. In 1958 the museum was established at the Historic Masonic Lodge located nearby.

In December 1969, Judge Thomas and Katherine Coakley donated the land to Mariposa County Historical Society.

In 1972 the museum's collection was moved to this site. Outdoor exhibits include,

The five stamp mill from the Golden Key Mine crushed gold bearing ore in the Whitlock Mining District until 1953.

The Counts House was built in 1863 by Augustus Shriver and was purchased by County Treasurer George Counts in 1872.

The Gazette Building served as both the "Sons of Temperance" Hall and Mensing's Saloon. In 1875 it then became the home of the Mariposa Gazette newspaper and was donated by the Campbell family in 1991. Some of the original type and presses are on display and still used to print specialty Items.
Dedicated by
Matuca Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus
April 7, 2007 (6012)
In memory of 1960 Matuca Humbug Tom Coakley
Credo Quia Absurdum
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the More Than Words series.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMatuca Chapter 1849, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 237340 N 4153317
Decimal Degrees37.48945000, -119.97083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.367', W 119° 58.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 22.02" N, 119° 58' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5119 Jessie St, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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