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Where History and Nature Connect – Locally!
May 14, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Geologist and Gold Bug Park and mine tour director Rich Dvoracek and retired teacher and ARC member Keith Atwater will share knowledge of the history on the two-site visit to Georgetown. First you’ll visit the Stifle Mine Claim/Traverse Creek Special Interest Area on this easy, educational walk. You will see where gold, Vesuvianite, serpentinite, and chrome were mined, where Miwok Chief Coppa Hembo was born, learn about a long ago grizzly bear encounter, and maybe spot a rare endangered wildflower. Part two includes a walk through the Georgetown Nature Area with more Miwok and mining history. Total of 3 easy miles.
Well-behaved dog on leash OK. Recommended for history buffs ages 8+. Meeting location Georgetown area. FREE. A detailed email will be sent once you register online.