The demise of Mariposa’s mining industry


Shown is the Pine Tree Mine (Photo by Carlton Watkins)Looking back, one thing I remember was that the name Fremont was unheard of in the county when I was a child. Nothing was named after him nor did he or wife Jessie seem to have existed.
The history of Mariposa County did not seem to be important then. What was important was the mining company, Mariposa Commercial and Mining Company, with the McGuire and Milburn families managing the properties owned by Coleman Jennings. Coleman’s father, Henn...

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