The history of water, fire protection in Mariposa

The photo shows the Mariposa Volunteer Fire Department with their first fire truck. Clockwise from left, front: Jim Dulcich, George Matlock, Ron Menzies, Winnie Williams; back, the author, Ronnie Jones, Bob Bondshu and Leonard DeGrendele.I mentioned previously the sweet odor coming from Mariposa Creek. That was due to the vegetation that was growing vigorously due to the fact that most of the cesspools, especially in the old part of town, dumped their effluent into the creek — a common practice ...

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