Tuolumne County Museum, Sonora, CA Photos

Tuolumne County Museum and History Research Center, 158 Bradford St., Sonora, CA occupies the site of the former Tuolumne County Jail. The museum focuses on the history of Tuolumne County, its peoples and its role in the gold mining industry. A vintage sheriff's office, cell block and history of the jail are also displayed.

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Tuolumne County Museum & Genealogical Society, in former Tuolumne County Jail. Sonora, CA.Interior former jail section of Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Vintage sheriff's office at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Ornate coal heating stove at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Tuolumne County Museum & Genealogical Society, in former Tuolumne County Jail (1866-1960) (158 Bradford St.). Sonora, CA. On National Register.Interior former jail section of Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Vintage sheriff's office at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Ornate coal heating stove at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Photographic display of early Sonoran history at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Jamestown and The Way West" display at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Oxen yoke at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Families on The Trail" display shows items brought west at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Photographic display of early Sonoran history at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Jamestown and The Way West" display at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Oxen yoke at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Families on The Trail" display shows items brought west at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
"The Prairie Traveler Handbook" by Randolph B. Marcy with graphic of Fort Smith, Arkansas, a stop on the way west, at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Display about trails used by settlers to cross the Sierras at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Tuolumne County Gold map at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Tuolumne County Gold nugget collection at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
"The Prairie Traveler Handbook" (1859) by Randolph B. Marcy with graphic of Fort Smith, Arkansas, a stop on the way west, at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Display about trails used by settlers to cross the Sierras at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Tuolumne County Gold map at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Tuolumne County Gold nugget collection at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Batea, a wooden pan used by Mexicans in the early days of placer mining at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Views of the New Ditch" a major engineering feat which supplied water to the county, poster by F. Holtzmann of Columbia, Tuolumne Co. at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Antique desk from local Wells Fargo office at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Wells Fargo strongbox used when sending gold shipments throughout gold country at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Batea, a wooden pan used by Mexicans in the early days of placer mining at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Views of the New Ditch" a major engineering feat which supplied water to the county, poster by F. Holtzmann of Columbia, Tuolumne Co. at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Antique desk from local Wells Fargo office at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Wells Fargo strongbox used when sending gold shipments throughout gold country at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Stock certificates issued by Empire City Railway Co. & Pickering Lumber Co. at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Sierra Railway Co. bond at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Quilt with logos, trains & scenes of California railroads at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Sugg family crazy quilt at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Stock certificates issued by Empire City Railway Co. & Pickering Lumber Co. at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Sierra Railway Co. bond (1904) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Quilt with logos, trains & scenes of California railroads at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Sugg family crazy quilt at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Ornate carved wooden armchair with curved back at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Rifle collection at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Artifacts from the Chinese community that lived in Tuolumne County during the Gold Rush years at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Ornate cloth banner of the Sociedad Mejicana of Sonora at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Ornate carved wooden armchair with curved back at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Rifle collection at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Artifacts from the Chinese community that lived in Tuolumne County during the Gold Rush years at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Ornate cloth banner of the Sociedad Mejicana of Sonora (1869) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Panorama photo of Tuolumne County residents at Panama-Pacific International Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Panama-Pacific Exposition season passes with photo of holder at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Official Guide, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco 1915" at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Post cards in accordion format from Panama-Pacific Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Panorama photo (1915) of Tuolumne County residents at Panama-Pacific International Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Panama-Pacific Exposition season passes with photo of holder at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA."Official Guide, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco 1915" at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Post cards in accordion format from Panama-Pacific Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Plaque presented to Tuolumne County by the Panama-Pacific Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Antique desk light at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Page from prospectus showing statues to be erected at Panama-Pacific Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Display of California native basket work at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Plaque presented to Tuolumne County by the Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Antique desk light at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Page from prospectus (1914) showing statues to be erected at Panama-Pacific Exposition at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Display of California native basket work at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Northern Me-wuk mush boiler basket at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Central Me-Wuk one stick overlapping style basket with flying geese design at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Central Me-wuk basket with 3-rod foundation at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Southern Me-wuk gift basket decorated with yarn and woven with string over grass bundle foundation at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Northern Me-wuk mush boiler basket (c1910) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Central Me-Wuk one stick overlapping style basket with flying geese design (c1900-20) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Central Me-wuk basket with 3-rod foundation (c1900-20) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Southern Me-wuk gift basket decorated with yarn and woven with string over grass bundle foundation (c1910-40) at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Central Me-wuk sifting tray by Louise Fuentes & used in the processing of acorn meal at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Northern Me-wuk sifting basket in flicker design by Jennifer Bates-Lyons at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Central Me-wuk mush boiler & looped hot stone lifter latter by Craig D. Bates both used for cooking acorn mush at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.
Central Me-wuk sifting tray (c1952) by Louise Fuentes & used in the processing of acorn meal at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Northern Me-wuk sifting basket (c1980) in flicker design by Jennifer Bates-Lyons at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Central Me-wuk mush boiler (c1900-30) & looped hot stone lifter (c1980) latter by Craig D. Bates both used for cooking acorn mush at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.

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