Residents of Tuolumne County California real estate are putting attention on Jamestown’s Railtown 1897. The local attraction is one of many California State Parks scheduled to close in 2012. After last weekend’s Spring kickoff event in the Mother Lode, both full-time and seasonal owners of cherished real estate in Sonora, Twain Harte CA homes, and other Western Tuolumne County ranches and mountain homes are doubly determined to raise the funds to keep Railtown 1897 open.
A full slate of additional activities in the Yosemite North and Gold Country area offers residents and owners of second-homes in Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte, and Groveland additional wonderful activities for vacations and a quality lifestyle. Besides a strong year-round culture offering the arts, festivals, shopping, theater, music, wine tasting, Tuolumne County and the Sierra Nevada Mountains are fabulous playgrounds.
Half of Tuolumne County is unsettled. The region includes Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park, Big Trees State Park, and the Emigrant Wilderness Area—great places for sightseeing, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, skiing, and river rafting activities, and myriad rejuvenating experiences.
Tuolumne County boasts a rich heritage. The Mi-Wuk inhabited the area for hundreds of years and many are present today. Settlement spring up during the California Gold Rush, including the first American settlement at Woods Crossing in 1849 and a Mexican settlement in Sonora California soon thereafter.Many towns spring up around 1897 when the lumber industry sprouted into Tuolumne County. Chinese Camp is one gold-mining town that survived the last century.
Located three miles north of Jamestown on Highway 49, Sonora is and has been the county seat. A colorful and vibrant little city, Sonora features a large collection of Victorian homes and historic buildings. The city hosts the Mother Lode Roundup and a huge parade over Mother’s Day weekend.
From Sonora, take Highway 108 into the mountains and discover the beauty of the pine trees and the small town of Twain Harte real estate. The community hosts the annual Sonora Pass Wagon Train in July. Grove lands grew out of the gold rush and the lumber industry. It was also headquarters during the construction of the Hetch Hetchy Water Project– a project that dramatically changed the landscape. Groveland is the gateway to Yosemite National Park.
And back to Jamestown. The historic community is located on Highway 108 and Highway 49. It is the first town on the west side of Tuolumne County. Home to over 2000 residents, Jamestown marks the spot of the discovery of the first gold in Tuolumne County. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park pays tribute to the Sierra Railway. It features workshops, roundhouse, and steam locomotives along with weekend train rides.
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