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HISTORY CENTER’S MAY SPEAKER  
Hardluck Lin Is Comin' Down the Mountain!!

April 16, 2018 - As “they” say, the third time’s the charm, so we are hopeful that Saturday, May 5th will be a bright, sunny day and that Hard Luck Lin (aka Linda Tiegland Clark) will be able to make it down the mountain to Coulterville.  While we certainly needed the rain, the drenchings that we received on the dates of the prior two presentations made it necessary to cancel both.  

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And while it might take a tad longer to get to Coulterville from most anywhere, it’s a beautiful spring drive.

In the manner of those early California Argonauts who sat about campfires warming hands, drying britches, and telling stories that would one day be memorialized as history, legend, and even as myth, Hardluck Lin will edu-tain young and old alike.  She will share true yarns about Gold rush-era folks who fill the pages of our local history including how gold really got discovered.

She will have copies of her book, THE SMALL WINDOW: The Story of Hardluck's Beginnings with her and will autograph copies.  As Hardluck says, “Books, ya know, they make good gifts.  They ain’t gotta be plugged in; they ain’t needin’ batteries; and a body kin even learn hisself somethin’ and it ain’t gonna be painful neither!”

The program will include period music and conclude with tasty refreshments.  Donations are always appreciated.  It will be held at the Big Table Ranch, a new local event center, located at 5586 Greeley Hill Rd. (2 ½ miles East of Coulterville/4 miles west of Greeley Hill) from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The program is designed to entertain and educate kids of all ages from 6 to 96!

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TREAT MOM TO BREAKFAST OUT ON MOTHER’S DAY!

Make Mother’s Day a special occasion by taking your mom, mom-on-law, step mom or “honorary” mom to the Coulterville History Center’s Mothers Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13th. Both our special Mother’s Day omelets and the traditional “all-you-can-eat” pancakes and egg breakfast will be available.

A choice of mouth-watering omelets…Strawberry, Cheese, Ham or Veggie… or a combo of any two of the latter three, complete with pancakes and fresh fruit costs just $7.50.  Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, with ham or sausage and fruit are a great value at just $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and $15.00 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children).  The Old School House, at the corner of Cemetery St. and Broadway St. in Coulterville is easy to find, has ample parking and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  All moms will receive a flower to let them know how special they are.

If you’re an early riser, your assistance helping serve and/or clean up would be gratefully appreciated (just this once or every month)!  Just call the museum at (209) 878-3015 to learn more.

Be sure and check out what’s happening at the museum on the “Northern Mariposa County History Center” Facebook page.  The Northern Mariposa County History Center is a 501c3 private, non-profit charitable organization established in 1976, with the museum opening to the public in 1980.  Displays and historic photos provide an authentic glimpse of the life and times of the pioneers who helped settle the local area in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. This year we are kicking off a capital funds campaign to restore the Frank and Ila Barrett wing, donated to the museum in 2017.

Learn more by visiting the Northern Mariposa County History Center website and Facebook page. 

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