Mariposa County Library Collection

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Mariposa County Library Collection


The images in the Mariposa County Library's image gallery were generously provided by local museums, pioneer families, and historians. The collections depict varied aspects of life through the years in the foothills and mountains of Mariposa County, California. Images include famous locales, small town events, Native Californians, family portraits and well-known individuals. Some of the photograph collections are quite large, and are represented here by only a few selected images.


Bruce Family Collection
Northern Mariposa County History Center
Leroy Radanovich Collection
Yosemite Museum of the National Park Service
Chase-Williams Collection
Mariposa Museum and History Center
Pearl and Winnie Williams Collection


San Joaquin Valley Library System




Mariposa County Library


Images can be used for research or educational purposes only.






Still Image


Mariposa County (Calif.)

Collection Items

Hoeltzel homestead house, 1879
James McCauley and Barbara Wenger McCauley of Yosemite Valley on their wedding day, 1879, standing on porch of Hoeltzel homestead house, Greeley Hill, Calif.; built of logs, covered with wood siding; burned down in 1923.

Rock chimney, French mill
Rock chimney, remnant of a mill structure or smelter near Coulterville, Calif.; built in 1853 of schist, ashes and mud mortar by French miners.

Eleazar T. Givens
Portrait of Eleazar T. Givens, born in Kentucky 1828; arrived in Mariposa County 1850; ranched on Mariposa Creek, Merced County, 1856-1904; son of Thomas and Catherine Givens of Texas Ranch, Hornitos, Calif.

Samuel Lewis Givens
Portrait of Samuel Lewis Givens, born in Kentucky 1842; arrived in Mariposa County 1853 with parents Thomas and Catherine Givens, who settled at Texas Ranch, Hornitos, Calif.; Samuel settled at ranch on Bear Creek, Merced County 1878.

Dete and George Oliver
Dete and George Oliver skiing at Badger Pass, Yosemite, 1950s.

Yosemite Valley Railway train at Bagby Station
Near view of a Yosemite Valley Railway Co. engine and train stopped beside water tower at Bagby Station, 1945, Bagby, Calif.; engineer leaning out of engine window; station at middle distance, with automobile parked beside station.

Mariposa County Library, circa 1971
Interior of Mariposa County Library, main branch, Mariposa, Calif., circa 1971; with boxes of books stacked near fireplace, during the setting up of the library in the building that housed the library and the Mariposa Museum from 1971 to 2000.
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