Mariposa Museum, Mariposa, CA Photos

The Mariposa Museum & History Center (founded 1957) presents a portrait of people & life in Mariposa County from its first inhabitants through Indian & Spanish periods, the California Gold Rush to the more recent past. The collection includes gold mining machinery, Native American baskets, home life artifacts from the 19th C & many letters describing early settlement life to friends & family back home.

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Mining Machinery at Mariposa Museum & History Center. Mariposa, CA.Blacksmith Shop & Stamp Mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Stamp mill to crush ore used at Golden Key Mine at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Details of stamp mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Mining Machinery at Mariposa Museum & History Center. Mariposa, CA.Blacksmith Shop & Stamp Mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Stamp mill to crush ore used at Golden Key Mine at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Details of stamp mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Working model of stamp mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Crushing & stamping mills for gold mining at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gold mining muller at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Modern automatic gold panner at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Working model of stamp mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Crushing & stamping mills for gold mining at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gold mining muller at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Modern automatic gold panner at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Pipe reducer for hydraulic mining at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Knight water wheel at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Rock crushers for gold mining at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gold ore samples at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Pipe reducer for hydraulic mining at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Knight water wheel at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Rock crushers for gold mining at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gold ore samples at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Gold ore samples at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Stamp mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Mining machinery at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Counts House & Mariposa Gazette building at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Gold ore samples at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Stamp mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Mining machinery at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Counts House & Mariposa Gazette building at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Front entrance of Counts House at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Counts House at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Mariposa Gazette building at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Yosemite Valley R.R. baggage cart on porch of Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Front entrance of Counts House (1864) at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Counts House at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Mariposa Gazette building (1854) at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Yosemite Valley R.R. baggage cart on porch of Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Exhibition building at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gift shop & reception area at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Visitor chairs at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Round backed contoured wooden arm chair at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Exhibition building at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gift shop & reception area at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Visitor chairs at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Round backed contoured wooden arm chair at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Mariposa Museum layout. Mariposa, CA.Map depicting settlement of early Central California at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gold & crystal quartz samples at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Jaw crusher used in assay office at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Mariposa Museum layout. Mariposa, CA.Map depicting settlement of early Central California at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gold & crystal quartz samples at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Jaw crusher used in assay office at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Amalgam grinder at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display about John C. Fremont American explorer & resident of Mariposa at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Portrait of Gen. John C. Fremont at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Portrait of Gen. John C. Fremont at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Amalgam grinder at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display about John C. Fremont American explorer & resident of Mariposa at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Portrait of Gen. John C. Fremont at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Portrait of Gen. John C. Fremont at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Portrait of Jessie Benton Fremont, wife of Gen. Fremont, at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Tea service & others items of Jessie Fremont at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Jessie Fremont's glass punch bowl & lace collar at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Fremont's upright piano & music score at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Portrait of Jessie Benton Fremont, wife of Gen. Fremont, at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Tea service & others items of Jessie Fremont at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Jessie Fremont's glass punch bowl & lace collar at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Fremont's upright piano & music score at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Architectural building blocks at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gagliardo store shelves as donated in 1960 at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of antique boxed goods at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of heritage food containers at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Architectural building blocks at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Gagliardo store shelves as donated in 1960 at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of antique boxed goods at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of heritage food containers at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Large coffee mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Coffee mill by Enterprise Mfg. Co. of Philadelphia at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of pharmaceutical goods in glass bottles at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.GEM cylinder player, introduced by Thomas Edison in 1899, at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Large coffee mill at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Coffee mill by Enterprise Mfg. Co. of Philadelphia at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of pharmaceutical goods in glass bottles at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.GEM cylinder player, introduced by Thomas Edison in 1899, at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Display of items in typical one room miner's cabin at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Glass kerosene wall lamp at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of furnishings used in the early West at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Decorative hanging oil lamp at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Display of items in typical one room miner's cabin at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Glass kerosene wall lamp at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of furnishings used in the early West at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Decorative hanging oil lamp at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Hanging library lamp fixture catalogue at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Wash basin, pitcher & glass oil lamp at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Apothecary jars & mortar & pestle at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Collar crimping iron at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Hanging library lamp fixture catalogue at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Wash basin, pitcher & glass oil lamp at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Apothecary jars & mortar & pestle at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Collar crimping iron at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Commemorative plate of Mariposa Courthouse at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Filing cabinet from Mariposa Courthouse at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Circular stove from County Courthouse at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique wooden slot machine at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Commemorative plate of Mariposa Courthouse at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Filing cabinet from Mariposa Courthouse at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Circular stove (1876) from County Courthouse at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique wooden slot machine at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Typical bar & antique cash register at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Round gaming table at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Round bottom soda bottle at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique bottle display at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Typical bar & antique cash register at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Round gaming table at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Round bottom soda bottle (19th C) at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique bottle display at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Shipping receipts from various ships at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique photo album at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Contents of heritage school room at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Graphic of U.S. Presidents 1789 - 1889 at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Shipping receipts (1867) from various ships at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique photo album at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Contents of heritage school room at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Graphic of U.S. Presidents 1789 - 1889 at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Medical office of Dr. James Turner at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Art Eureka cooking stove & utensils at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Pitcher & plate at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique wooden high chair with child's dishes at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Medical office of Dr. James Turner at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Art Eureka cooking stove & utensils at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Pitcher & plate at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique wooden high chair with child's dishes at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Malted milk glass bottle & other ceramic containers at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Ben-Hur coffee & cinnamon & Schillings mustard tins at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of planning tools at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique safe by Hall's Safe & Lock Co. of Cincinnati, OH at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Malted milk glass bottle & other ceramic containers at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Ben-Hur coffee & cinnamon & Schillings mustard tins at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display of planning tools at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Antique safe by Hall's Safe & Lock Co. of Cincinnati, OH at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Harp Mandolin made by C. Knutsen at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display with items used in everyday life by early Chinese settlers at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Chinese ironing heater at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian basket collection at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Harp Mandolin (1915) made by C. Knutsen at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Display with items used in everyday life by early Chinese settlers at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Chinese ironing heater at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian basket collection at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Native American baskets at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian cooking basket, coiled willow at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian conical basket at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian gathering basket, twined redbud design at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Native American baskets at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian cooking basket, coiled willow at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian conical basket at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian gathering basket, twined redbud design at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.
Miwuk Indian pedestal basket, coiled brakenfern at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian burden basket, twined redbud & willow at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.

Miwuk Indian pedestal basket, coiled brakenfern at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.Miwuk Indian burden basket, twined redbud & willow at Mariposa Museum. Mariposa, CA.


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