WHAT'S NEW AT THE HISTORY AND GENEALOGY RESEARCH SITE FOR
 
 CALIFORNIA

NOTE-  I do not list  here the continuing new entries for births, marriages, obits, and other tidbits that are added weekly.  Use the search engine on the main page to see if anything new has been added for the  surname you are researching~ Carolyn
 
INTERVIEW WITH SWEETWATER CLYDE FOSTER, 1988

QUIGLEYS HALFWAY HOUSE- BETWEEN PRINCETON AND BEAR VALEY , added Nov 2011

HORNITOS CEMETERY INDEX (with headstone photos) UPDATED with Headstone Photos by Dave Smeds,  November 2011

ASHWORTH FAMILY REUNION-  June 14-18, 2011 (get the details here)

WENGER FAMILY Photo Album- photo collection of Dan Porath, Feb 2011

MURIEL NEAVIN Tribute - by Lucille Apcar, Jan 2011

JULIA JONES, BIO-by Lucille Apcar, Jan 2011

NEWMAN JONES, BIO,  Jan 2011

HORACE SNOW Bio, by Lucille Apcar, Jan 2011

MOUNT GAINES MINE PHOTO- submitted by Dave Smeds

A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREASURE- MARIPOSA CHRISTMAS SOUVENIR OF Mid 1890's-submitted by Dave Smeds, Dec 2010

THE EXPLORATION OF THE  MARSHALL MINE, by Warren Carah, 2010

PHOTO OF CHIEF LEME (courtesty of Patricia Murphy Brattland Oct 2010

WHITE ROCK photo and links- photo courtesy of Carol Lackey, April 2010

SPLIT ROCK FERRY HISTORY added April 2010

COLLECTION OF VITALS FROM THE MARIPOSA CHRONICLE AND GAZETTE-1854-1862
by Warren B Carrah, April 2010

KLONDIKE BOUND 1900- Branson Family Photo- submitted by Dave Smeds, August 2009

CAMPODONICO GIRLS PHOTO- need help to identify other young ladies in photo submitted by Karen O'Brien- April 2009

WHO WAS SHADRACK ASHWORTH- by Forrest Wass- added March 2009

QUICK FAMILY BEN HUR RANCH HISTORY part two-added Feb 2009

RAYMOND HISTORY-By Archibald Campbell Shaw ,Raymond Tattler, March 1933 (offsite link)

BAGBY- THE HISTORY AND DISAPPEARANCE OF AN HISTORIC SITE in MARIPOSA COUNTY, added Feb 2009

TREATMENT OF THE CHINESE IN MARIPOSA COUNTY HISTORY, added Feb 2009

BEN HUR ROAD JOURNEY- 1950, added Oct. 2008

MARIPOSA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI PHOTO ALBUM- by Dick Estel, off site

McLEAN/DUDLEY FAMILY CHRONICLE- added Oct 2,2008

COULTERVILLE NOTES 1937, 1941- added Oct 1, 2008

PROBATE RECORDS, INDEX - transcribed by Dave Hansen

TELEGRAPH FIRE- by Betty Bryant, added Sept 2008

MARIPOSA COUNTY FIRES- a collection of articles- added Sept 2008

QUICK RANCH (BEN HUR) HISTORY- added Aug 2008

SPAGNOLI, JOSEPH WILLIAM- photo, added Aug. 2008

BIOGRAPHY OF 
BAUER, Aegidius (Egidi, Gideon)- off site- by Margaret Read, on the webpage of Dave Smeds

MOUNT OPHIR- MYTH AND MYSTERY SURROUND THE FIRST GOLD COINS MINTED IN CALIFORNIA-added Aug, 2008

SPEARS, SPENCER KING, Biography- added June 2008

MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MINUTES- 1899- added April 2008

BEAR VALLEY, TRABUCCO Family History Article (with Photos)- added April 2008

1874 SEBASPAPOL SCHOOL BOUNDARY PETITION April 2008

BAGBY HISTORY- added Feb 2008

1912 MARIPOSA GREAT REGISTER- link to Mariposafootprints by Tom Margrave- added Feb 2008

THORN, Joseph Franklin bio- added 2008

HOW BOOTJACK GOT IT's NAME by Joe White- added Jan 2008

PHANTOM ROAMS MARIPOSA MINING SHACK.- by Joe White added Jan 2008

GEARY, John and Ellen MORAN family history by Dave Smeds (link to his website)-added Jan 2008

INDIAN TOM BUSHYHEAD-added Dec 2007 (also link to Walla Walla /Miwuk connection)

GREELEY HILL SCHOOL PHOTOS-donated by Ray Westmoreland- added Dec 2007

BOOTJACK/SEBASTOPOL MAP- courtesy of Lois Lord Jackson and Wes McNally- added Dec 2007

Samuel Johnson Lord and wife Martha Roma Spears- photos- added Dec 2007

BOWER CAVE HISTORY AS TOLD BY GEORGE WENGER- added November 2007

SUZIE MCGOWAN, YOSEMITE CHIEFS, MUYBRIDGE PHOTOS , links added to the Native American Page-

HELL's HOLLOW-Mt. Bullion Notes- -added Nov 2007

LINK- The Mariposa Gazette is Finally on line and Free

PHOTO- Merced Falls Mill, 1936Donated: From Lois (Lord) Jackson and John Lathrop, Merced, California.- October, 2007

PHOTO- Crocker Huffman Dam, Merced Falls, 1907- donated by Lois Lord Jackson and John Lathrop- Oct, 2007

CAPT.  J W. HOWARD, the last of the California Rangers, interviewed in 1907- from the Washington Post

THE LAST OF THE CALIFORNIA RANGERS, by Jill Crosley-Batts-, link to online book, transcribed by Dan Anderson, placed on the Mariposa History Bibliography Page-Aug, 2007

CALL OF GOLD-, by Newell Chamberlin, link to online book, transcribed by Dan Anderson- placed on the Mariposa History Bibliography Page- August 2007

NEWS OF MARIPOSA- FEB 10, 1910, June 2007, Carolyn Feroben

CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES- and COUNTY ARCHIVES- - May 2007, Carolyn Feroben

IRA ROUSE FAMILY of Granite Springs- submitted by Bob Schamber- April 2007

LORD, MARGARET CATHERINE HART photo- submitted by Lois Lord Jackson, April 2007

GREELEY HILL REUNION, 1959- April 2007

NEW LINKS ON THE MARIPOSA NATIVE AMERICAN PAGE- INCLUDES BIOGRAPHIES, March 2007

SOUTHERN SIERRA MIWUK LANGUAGE-(1964) by Syliva M Braodbent- offsite link

SOUTHERN SIERRA MIWUK LANGUAGE- PLATES(Photos)- off site link

CAMPODONICO-HORNITOS MAYPOLE DANCE, 1892- photos, submitted by Karen O'Briein, Feb, 2007

SCHLAGETER/LATHROP family- transcribed by Susan Schooler, Jan 2007

HORNITOS HOTEL photos- donated by Sandi Rohrig,

Margaret  McNALLY GIBBS- photo donated by Velma Tarver, Jan 2007


MOTHER LODE SERVICE STATION- 1930's photo- contributed by Gary Williams

McNALLY PIERCE, Minnie- photos donated by Lois Jackson and Velma Tarver

SMITHER-LEWIS PHOTOS- donated by Velma Tarver

HART/MCNALLY FAMILY CHRONICLE- by Velma Tarver

CHARLES CLAY HART- photo-submitted by Lois Jackson Dec 2006

MINING CLAIMS LOCATED- Feb 1910, cdf

NANCY J (Bolton)  HART- vs sheriff, regarding ownership of cattle, 1890

MARIPOSA HIGH SCHOOL 1927 GRADUATES PHOTO- all dressed up for Graduation- donated by Sandi Rohrig-October 2006

HORNITOS BAR PHOTO- donated by Sandi Rohrig- October 2006

SEBSASTOPOL SCHOOL -and students-early 1920's-PHOTO, submitted by Velma McNally Tarver- October 2006

HORNITOS MEMORIES- Zeora Wommack and Winifred Williams inteview- 2000- submitted by Sandi Rohrig- October 2006

HORNITOS CEMETERY HEADSTONE PHOTOS- see new links to Hornitos , St. Catherines Cemetery, headstones- October, 2006

HORNITOS, 1920- Photo of girls going to school on donkey- donated by Sandi Rohrig- September, 2006
HART FAMILY PHOTO- donated by Lois Lord Jackson, Sept 28, 2006

MASONIC LODGE- HORNITOS #99- 1882- MEMBERSHIP, transcribed by Pam Wolfskill, Aug 6, 2006

MASONIC LODGE, MARIPOSA #24- 1882- MEMBERSHIP, transcribed by Pam Wolfskill,  Aug 6, 2006

BOOTJACK HALL- RAZED in 1966 for HIGHWAY 49 EXTENSION- submitted by Carol Lackey- Aug, 2006

MARIPOSA BLOG SPOT-/FAMILY HISTORY Tom Margrave

ARMY ENLISTEES- WWII- off site link, (note the source for the database is not given)

CHOISER KILLS BIEGLER- Bear Valley, 1857

MARIPOSA JAIL- TRABUCCO WAREHOUSE - link to Peggy and Pat Perazzo's "Stone Quaries and Beyond" Mariposa visit

MARIPOSA COUNTY STONE QUARRIES- transcribed by Peggy Perazzo, - Jan, 2006

TRABUCCO-PENDOLA Wedding Portrait, 1882, submitted by Carole Thomas, Dec 2005

ARTIE HELM- Family Chronicle (stage driver of Yosemite) -submitted by Carol Lackey, Dec, 2005
 
JOHN DEATSCH PHOTO- submitted by Carol Lackey, Dec 2, 2005

A RIDE ON Highway 49, Highway 120 and Old Priest Grade------motorcycle style- GREAT PHOTOS (off site)

COURTHOUSE AND STAMP MILL PHOTOS (off site)

A VACATION AMONG THE SIERRAS Yosemite in 1860  Thomas Starr King,  1962- - transcribed with photos-
read online- by Dan Anderson

WAWONA's YESTERDAY- Shireley Sargent, 1961  transcribed with photos-----read online- by Dan Anderson

OND HUNDRED YEARS IN YOSEMITE----Carl Parcher Russell- 1947 edition, fully transcribed by Dan Anderson

BIG OAK FLAT ROAD--------1955, -fully transcribed with photos -now on line------thanks to Dan Anderson

AQUA FRIA/COLORADO DISTRICT -1851 ---- -Letter from George H. Goddard to Augustus Goddard

SMITHER FAMILY CHRONICLE- added November 2, 2005

MARIPOSA LAND PATENTS------

PRIEST CEMETERY HEADSTONE PHOTOS- off site - linked to the Mariposa Main Cemetery site-added September 2005

INDEX TO THE MARIPOSA COUNTY ARCHIVES- COY Historical Records Commission, 1919

YOSEMITE STAGES ROBBED, 1920=  Added September 7, 2005

MARIPOSA PIONEER ANNIVERSARY- Mariposa Gazette-1880

ELLIS, William Alexander- Biography, added Aug, 21, 2005

ORO RICA MINE PHOTO- Aug 9, 2005

BARCROFT, FRED, Biography, July 17, 2005

MOUNTAIN KING MINE DISASTER-----1917

MR. ASHWORTH KILLS CALIFORNIA LION- from the Mariposa Chronicle- 1854

LYSANDER UTT- Biography- June 1, 2005

LUCY- photo of Indian Woman- El Portal

HART, Moses- Biography

HUNTER, W.W. W.- Druggist of Mariposa County, Biography

YOSEMITE PIONEER CEMETERY


CHIEF LEME PHOTOS-

MARCUS LEWIS PROBATE- 1870

MARIPOSA COUNTY NATURALIZATION INDEX 1854-1906-added May 11,2005

SHERMAN INSTITUTE HISTORY-  added May, 2005

C. J. BLOED- Biography

JOHN WORKMAN PROBASCO- Last Will and Testomony, 1882-

GORDON, TOM- news article, 1937

DAVIS, MARY- biography-


PHOTOS OF THE IOOF CEMETERY- HORNITOS

THE LAST MARIPOSA YAQUI  DIES- 1906

CHURCH RECORDS- Lookup in the M E Church of Plainsburg and LeGrand.  Records of folks from the Green Mountain area are included.- Carol Lackey lookup volunteer

MINING DISPUTE LEADS TO MURDER-Sherlock's, 1855

ROAN- Accidently shoots self- 1906

FISKE HOME BURNS-Photography Collection destroyed  1904


HORNITOS OLDTIMERS PHOTO- BARCROFT SALOON- 1890

YOSEMITE STAGE HOLD UP= 1905

MT. GAINES MINERS-photo 1902

MT. GAINES FLUME- photo= 1920

QUICK RANCH-photos

NEW VOLUNTEER- MINING HISTORY OF MARIPOSA COUNTY-March 2005


STAGE AT WELL-HORNITOS MERCED ROAD- 1900- PHOTO

ORANGE SCHOOL- Cathey's Valley, Photo

PARKS, James F. - Biography

WHITLOCK MINE- photo and history 1890's

QUARTZBURG School and students photo- 1909-

SCOTT, William Wyatt- Family Chronicle- Feb 2005, revised  March, 2006

GUEST  (1st)-Family Chronicle=Feb-2005

GUEST (2nd) Family Chronicle- Feb- 2005

SCHLAGETER takes shots at BERTKEN= 1901

COULTERVILLE MASONIC LODGE-- YOSEMITE #133 1869-70

MARIPOSA MASONIC LODGE MEMBERSHIP 1869


AMBROSE DANERI- BIO- Jan , 21, 2005

1857 MERCED TAX ROLL- link to the Merced County Website-

WHITEROCK CEMETERY -survey by Carol Lackey, Aug. 2004- added Jan, 2005

JOSEPH W.  SPAGNOLI- family biography-

STEPHEN M. PATE family biography-added Dec 30, 2004

COULTERVILLE BUILDING COLLAPSE-1896

FIRE AT COULTERVILLE- 1859

BRANSON / SIMMONS TRAGEDY Hornitos  1882

CHARLES HART- Kills Brother- 1885

THOMAS TRUITT -BURNS IN MARIPOSA COUNTY JAIL - 1882

SHEHADY KILLS HOLLARAN of the YVRR- 1909 (off site link)

MARIPOSA MASONIC LODGE MEMBERSHIP- 1857-1858- part of the Schellens collection

THREE SLAIN IN MINING CLAIM DISPUTE- 1926, submitted by Steve Miller, Dec 2004

SHERLOCK- Creek, Gulch, Diggins, - submitted by Carolyn Feroben

F. T. TRABUCCO's STORE- Mt. Bullion, Dec 20, 2004- submitted by Carol Lackey

MARIPOSA MERRY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS PARADE-Dec 11, 2004

FRANK TRABUCCO stabs George LONG- 1900

WYATT's STORE- 1867 Directory- December 6, 2004

WAWONA 1886 and 1890 Business Directory- December 6, 2004

JERSEYDALE 1890 Business Directory-December 6, 2004

GRANT SPRINGS 1890 Business Directory--  December 6, 2004

THOMAS HARRIS obit, editor of the Merced  Star- 1897- December 5, 2004

SAMUEL RANSOME- grief stricken, takes his own life- 1891- December 4, 2004

PROBASCO/PRESTON Cemetery, survey and photos by Carol Lackey, November 29, 2004

JOHN WORKMAN PROBASCO/CHARLOTTE HALL PROBASCO- photos and family chart-, 
submitted by Carol Lackey-November 29, 2004

GARY SPECK's MARIPOSA PHOTO ALBUM  Linked to Mariposa County Photo Index November 26, 2004

1923 EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATIONS added to the Mariposa Graduate Lists

SHOT TAKEN AT SUPERVISOR E.O. DARLING_-1872

COULTERVILLE FIRE- July 1899- submiteed by Tom Hilk, November 23, 2004

GOUCHER, Hon. George G. - Biography, November 23, 2004

MOSES ROGERS- MINING ENGINEER OF HORNITOS- Biography- November 21, 2004

1860 MORMON BAR PHOTO- November 10, 2004

1880 MARIPOSA BUSINESS DIRECTORY-November 10, 2004

1878 MARIPOSA BUSINESS DIRECTORY-November 9, 2004

1867 COLORADO DISTRICT DIRECTORY-November 9, 2004

1890 CATHAY BUSINESS DISTRICT DIRECTORY Novemer 9, 2004

1890 CHOWCHILLA BUSINESS DISTRICT DIRECTORY- November 9, 2004

PHOTO OF JUDGE J.J. TRABUCCO HOME- added November 4, 2004

MASSACRE- 1887- added Oct 21-2004

MT. OPHIR MINE PHOTO- 1852- submitted by Carol Lackey

BATTLE OF HOGAN'S POTATO PATCH- Mariposa Indian War-submitted by Carol Lackey, Oct. 2004

ADAIR FAMILY -------donated by Heather Adair- Sept 2004

MOTHER MARIPOSA- from the History of Merced- transcribed by Tom Hilk, Sept 2004

 MARIPOSA HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHY, Sept 2004- new online additions: by Dan Anderson
The Ahwahneechees: A Story of the Yosemite Indians (1966), John W. Bingaman
Indians of the Yosemite (1904) Galen Clark 
In the Heart of the Sierras (1888) James Mason Hutchings
The Lore and the Lure of the Yosemite (1922)Herbert Earl Wilson
RUSSELL/LEWIS Family Chronicle, submitted by Carol Lackey, Aug 2004

PRATT, Joseph- Family Chronicle, Carol Lackey- Aug 2004

HISTORIC POSTOFFICES- submitted by Tom Phillips- July 2004

PHOTO - JOE WEBB at WEBB STATION, Merced-Coulterville Rd

SARAH PRIEST CEMETERY INDEX- Feb 05, 2004

NEW PHOTOS- Jette Hotel, Fremont Hotel, Midpines Lodge, The Octogon- submitted by Paul Hall, Dec 15 2003

THE MARSHALL FAMILY of Mariposa County- December 3, 2003

COULTERVILLE MASONIC LODGE- #133- November 24, 2003

TRAGIC DEATH OF INDIAN AND WIFE- 1930- added November 12, 2003

BAGBY HISTORIC PHOTO- November 1, 2003

MT BUCKINGHAM SCHOOL PLAQUE- October 31, 2003

A HAIR RAISING BEAR STORY- of George Leidig- 1892- October 31, 2003

THE HELM FAMILY CROSSES THE PLAINS- 1856, submitted by Carol Lackey, posted October 14, 2003
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DARRAH- Business Directory, 1886-7, part of the SCHELLENS Collection, submitted by Walter Castor- posted Sept 2003

REXALL DRUG AND MASONIC LODGE PHOTO,- ca 1960. added Sept 2003

COURTHOUSE CLOCK VANDALIZED- submitted by Tom Hilk, Sept 2003

WESTFALL, Fremont- Family Chronicle,  submitted by Carol Lackey- Aug 26, 2003

THE LOUVE HOTEL FIRE- 1896- from Tom Phillips book- Fires of Mariposa-, Aug 10, 2003

COULTERVILLE MASONIC LODGE DIRECTORY-YOSEMITE LODGE #133- 1868-70
Part of the SCHELLENS Collection- submitted by Walter Castor- July 30, 2003

PHOTO OF OAKVALE SCHOOL STUDENTS 1901 submitted by Calvin Probasco- July 20, 2003

STONEMAN HOUSE HISTORY, compiled by Tom Philips, June 15, 2003

MARIPOSA HISTORIC PHOTOS- part of the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Foothills Digitalization Project-
May 29, 2003-

MT BULLION HISTORIC BUSINESS DIRECTORIES, Schellens Collection, Walter Castor, May 2003

PRINCETON BUSINESS DIRECTORY, 1867- Schellens Collection- contributed by Walter Castor, May , 2003

McCLURE BIOGRAPHY-May, 2003 submitted by Carol Lackey

SCHELLENS COLLECTION- April, 2003- contributed by Walter Castor

MARIPOSA HIGH SCHOOL JR CLASS PHOTO- 1927, Jan 10, 2003-submitted by Tom Hilk

MARIPOSA HIGH SCHOOL SR CLASS PHOTO- 1927, Jan 9, 2003-submitted by Tom Hilk

ACORN STORAGE- YOSEMITE- November 24, 2002

DISASTERS (fire , flood, pestilence, earthquakes) of Mariposa County- in progress, Nov 4, 2002

1850-1859 HISTORICAL OFFICIALS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY- Nov 2, 2002

1871 HISTORICAL OFFICIALS OF MARIPOSA COUNTY,  Oct 31, 2002

MARSHALL, George- Family Chronicle, from Journal of The West, posted with permission, Oct 24, 2002

MARIPOSA PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATES, 1918, submitted by Steve Miller, Oct, 20, 2002

CORONERS REGISTER- 1903-1905, index by Steve Miller, October 22, 2002

PROBASCO AND PRESTON FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM- contributed by Heather Adair, October 19, 2002

A History of American Indians in California: HISTORIC SITES -linked to the Native American Page-Oct 18, 2002

MIAMI LODGE PHOTO-October 18, 2002

THURMAN MURPHY FAMILY PHOTOS- donated by Pat Brattland- October 10, 2002

PHOTOS added to the COUNTS FAMILY CHRONICLES , October 5, 2002

MAP of Mariposa Town- Pre 1866 fire- map by Tom Phillips, Aug 10, 2002

Collins, John -Photo of the night shift at the Mariposa Mine- 1902, Aug 6, 2002

1931 MARIPOSA PHONE DIRECTORY- submitted by Vern Goyette, July 27- 2002

MURRAY FAMILY of Pleasant Valley- as told by ELLEN MURRAY MOODEY
July 24, 2002

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA SITES MAP- by Tom Phillips, July 21-2002

CONLEY, William- second biography -July 2002

IOOF LODGES OF CALIFORNIA June 4, 2002

SHERMAN INSTITUTE CENSUS - 1920 - May 23, 2002

GOLD QUARTZ MINES OF MARIPOSA- 1871-May 15, 2002

The FIRE in MARIPOSA of 1866-May 2002

Mariposa County Officials/Township Officials- 1860's-May 2, 2002

Mariposa Death Index- 1873 to 1904- April 13, 2002

Mariposa High School 1931 Senior Play Program- April 8, 2002

Mariposa High School 1926 Senior Play Program- April 6, 2002

1930 Mariposa Census-how to order from NARA-April 6, 2002

COUNTS JOURNAL- Additional information- April 5, 2002

Spring Time Photos of the Mariposa Countryside - April 5, 2002

Biography of George Reeb- Hornitos- April 5, 2002

Biography of William Larew- April 4, 2002

LDS FILMS FOR MARIPOSA VITALS-March 13, 2002

MARIPOSA  HIGH SCHOOL GRAD LISTS 1920-1938-by Steve Miller-March 10,2002

CATHEY'S VALLEY CHURCH DEDICATION-1921- PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY THESE FOLKS- March 6, 2001

YOSEMITE and The MILITARY-March 5, 2002

YOSEMITE BASKET MAKERS-March 5, 2002

Photo Page -Feb 15, 2002