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A Rare Chance For You To Take A Look Inside A Real 49er Mine

A Placerville gold mine which is usually closed to the public will be open for guided tours this weekend. The Priest Mine in Gold Bug Park, which dates back to the 1850s and 60s, is one of the oldest hard rock mines in the Mother Lode that is open to the public. “It’s primarily hand

Writer Charts El Dorado County’s Historic Post Offices

The Kyburz Post Office. Courtesy Jimmy Emerson, licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61278305@N00/2974814342

El Dorado County’s gold rush history meant miners were constantly moving in the area’s early days, following the hype and going where they thought they could strike it rich. That movement also meant many of the area’s first post offices fizzled out shortly after being established.

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