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Posted by: News_Desk on 04/10/2017 10:31 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/10/2017 11:18 AM
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California Gold Rush History Comes to Life With Diggins Tent Town 1852

Columbia, CA...Columbia State Historic Park will present “Diggins Tent Town 1852”, their annual living history event this coming May 18th through May 21st. Sponsored by the non-profit organization Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park and depicted by over 150 costumed volunteers, visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850’s mining camp that is re-created in detail from the clothing, food and entertainment.




The event weaves visitors through the characters’ lives of 1852 Columbia; the powerful stories of early miners and their wives, politics and daily events. Meet the merchants, artisans and entertainers who have come to the Diggins to “mine the miners’ pockets.” Interact and observe the lifestyles of the early miners as they prepare their meals, launder their clothing and care for gardens and livestock. Learn about their crafts, how their children played, their music and other forms of entertainment – including gambling! A variety of foods, drinks and other items are available for purchase inside the event.

Susie Webb, long-time park volunteer, talks about why she has played a role in this event for over 15 years: “We really just love to entertain and educate the public on this important part of California’s past -- the Gold Rush. We do it for the love of history.” You can find Susie, aka, Mrs. Freeman, at the American Hotel during the four day event preparing delicious meals and interpreting hotel life during 1852.

Open from 10AM to 4PM daily, admission to Columbia “Diggins 1852” is $7 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under. There is no charge for parking and admission to the park. For more information contact Columbia Visitor Services at www.parks.ca.gov/Columbia or call (209) 588-9128.


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Posted on: 2017-04-10 11:15:10   By: Anonymous
 
Love, love, love this event-- but, sadly, very poor planning. This weekend (May 18) is the same as Calaveras Frog Jump Fair, which means that all the county's students are out of school Thu, Fri, and cannot attend with their classes as a traditional, annual field trip. Huge bummer!!! The docents and volunteers do all this amazing work to provide an educational experience and now they just lost many of their "clients". Other years they have planned it after school dismisses for summer. Please look carefully at the calendar. I will definitely take my child on one of the days, and hope other families do, too.

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cute
Posted on: 2017-04-10 19:37:18   By: Anonymous
 
mmmmm... she's cute.

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    Re: cute
    Posted on: 2017-04-11 08:48:29   By: Anonymous
     
    I was gonna comment..."cute kid"

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