In the years following the end of World War II, the logging industry in the county had changed significantly since the 1800s.World War II saw many families leaving Mariposa County for war-related activities. The county population in 1943 was perhaps 4,000 or fewer. There was little growth related to land use or economic development.
Much of rural Mariposa County was without electricity or even usable telephones and there was little employment outside the town of Mariposa. Seasonal employment mig...
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