Mariposa used to be the largest county in California and was at the epicenter of the California Gold Rush of 1849. Mariposa has a lot to offer history buffs. Here are a few thing you might find interesting in the town of Mariposa.
California State Mining and Mineral Museum
Mariposa Museum and History Center
More about Mariposa History
Mariposa History and Genealogy
Historic Yosemite and Mariposa Images site