Construction of Merced-Mariposa highway was one of toil, mules, time and some consternation

Shown is a picture from the Cathey’s Valley area around the time they were building the road that is now Highway 140. It was taken by Frances E. Judkins and is housed at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. The local Clampers group will be erecting a plaque for the anniversary sometime this year.An anniversary that has not been mentioned this year is the building of the highway from Merced to Mariposa.
I am not sure if you celebrate these things when they start construction or when they are c...

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