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Our last stop of this day trip was a much larger town along Hwy 120 which leads into Yosemite National Park.  Well, usuallly.  But a major rain storm this winter washed out the road into the park from here and they are just finishing up the rebuild at this point.  In fact the girl at the museum stated that the road would reopen in just three days.  She wa anxious to get to get into the park again. 

Groveland - Big Oak Flat:  had it heyday in the early 1900s and had seven hotels.  Yes, as most towns in the foothills and lower mountain areas of the Sierra Nevada range it began as a gold mining town back around 1850.  However, due to the road leading to Yosemite it did not die off or lose its charm.  Today it still boasts a population of over 3,000 and has everything you could ask for except maybe a Walmart. Groceries, sporting goods and camping, pharmacy, medical clinic, emergency services and fire department, along with many eateries and gift shops.

We stopped into the very nice museum and got many good pictures of the items on display.

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