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Murphys Old Timers Museum

470 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247 United States
209-728-1160 http://murphysoldtimersmuseum.com

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January 2018

Murphys Old Timers Museum Exhibit “Cattle in the Sierras”

January 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Murphys Old Timers Museum, 470 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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Funded by a California Stories grant from California Humanities, the Murphys Old Timers Museum, has produced an exhibit on the long-established practice of transhumance in the California Foothills and Sierra Nevada. Since gold was discovered in California in the winter of 1848, cattle have roamed the foothills in winter and spring, summered in the rich grasslands of the Sierra Nevada, and returned to their lowland homes in the fall. This annual pattern (transhumance), with established ranches and farms in the…

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A stroll down tree-lined Main Street transports visitors back to the mid-1800s with buildings bearing thick stoned walls, iron shutters, and pastoral gardens with white picket fences ...

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