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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Mariposa in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California State Mining and Mineral Museum

 
 
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
1. California State Mining and Mineral Museum Marker
Inscription. The California State Geological Society started collecting mineral specimens in 1865. In 1880, the California State Mining Bureau was founded. This plaque is dedicated to the miners and founders for their foresight. Todays collection displays specimens from all over the world.
 
Erected 1991 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.885′ N, 119° 56.894′ W. Marker is near Mariposa, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Fairgrounds Road near California Highway 49, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5035 Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa CA 95338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Bar (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mariposa County’s Old Stone Jail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Schlageter Hotel
California State Mining and Mineral Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
2. California State Mining and Mineral Museum
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Fremont Adobe (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mariposa Independent Order Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mariposa County Courthouse (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mariposa.
 
Also see . . .  California State Mining and Mineral Museum - California State Parks. (Submitted on September 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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