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The oldest courthouse in California still in use, the Mariposa County Courthouse, was built in 1854, using white pine lumber and wooden pegs. The second floor still contains original furnishings. The Superior Court of California, County of Mariposa is a unified superior court, served by two judges, one commissioner, and 12 employees.

Free guided tours are given Friday evening, all day Saturday, and afternoons on Sundays, May through September.

Location: 5088 Bullion St, Mariposa California Telephone 209-966-2924

Other History nearby:
(Atwater) Castle Air Museum
(Mariposa) Mariposa County Courthouse
(Oakdale) Oakdale Cowboy Museum
(Sonora) Tuolumne County Museum


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08/17 Coming to The Mariposa area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.
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