This iconic gold mining boomtown is a California State Historical Park, since it all began right here in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
mountain foothills, oaks & pines
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N of Sonora & Hwy 108
on Historic Hwy. 49
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
Small historic gold mining town at the base of the Sierras, old buildings, horses, pines, oaks & gold mining nostalgia. Plenty of tourists, village shops, cafes and restaurants.