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CHL No. 331 Bear Valley - Mariposa


NO. 331 BEAR VALLEY - First called Johnsonville, Bear Valley had a population of 3,000, including Chinese, Cornish, and Mexicans. During 1850-60 when Col. John C. Frémont's Ride Tree and Josephine Mines were producing, Frémont's elegant hotel, Oso House, was built with lumber brought around the Horn. It no longer stands. After a fire in 1888, structures were rebuilt. Some still standing are Bon Ton Saloon, Trabucco Store, Odd Fellows Hall, school house and remains of jail.


7322 CA-49, Mariposa, CA (CA-49, .1 mi south of Bear Valley Rd)
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Bear Valley was home to John C. Frémont's headquarters.

NO. 331 BEAR VALLEY, Private Marker