We lived in Central California, between the Tuolumne and Merced River, in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties. We say we lived "on the Hill" because most of our area is reached only with a marked climb from 1000' elevation along the rivers to 2500' or higher where we choose to make our homes. We are Poison Oakers because the plant flourishes here. We are an agricultural area which grew up during the California Gold Rush on land that had been home to bands of MiWuk Indians. Signs of their residency are everywhere -- if one looks carefully.
We are in or adjacent to the Stanislaus National Forest. Yosemite National Park is our back yard. San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy Project operates from here. Cowboys still drive cattle down our main highway at least twice annually.

We are a proud and diverse community. We cry out to be remembered.
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** Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum: 18990 Main Street, Groveland CA 95321** Mail to: PO Box 180, Big Oak Flat CA 95305** Telephone: 209-962-0300** email: histrescntr@grovelandmuseum.org