Local Ghost Towns

Agua Fria, today a true ghost town, was principally a placer mining camp divided into Lower Agua Fria and Upper Agua Fria. The name was derived from two springs of cold water about a quarter mile below Lower Agua Fria (the principal town). It may have been there that John C. Fremont’s men discovered gold […]


Exploring Yosemite Gold Country Can Be and Adventure. Many visitors to this region regret NOT planning more time to see all that Yosemite Gold Country offers! Historic Gold Mining Communities, Mariposa, Coulterville, Bear Valley, Hornitos, etc. History Museums and the World Class California State Mining and Mineral Museum. The Grand Merced River Canyon and the […]