The Golden Highway—Tuolumne County
October 2003 by Frank Lorey IIIHeading north into Tuolumne County on California’s Highway 49—the “Golden Highway”—from Mariposa County, you see few traces of the gold rush days because the largest mining town of the period is now covered by Don Pedro Reservoir. If you slow down and take a careful look, along the shores of the lake are numerous streaks of tailings that mark the mines of the old town of Jacksonville.
The large nugget just sat there and would not budge, mocking me as if to say, “I have been here for 3,000 years and I am not leaving.”
Three environmental groups have served formal notice that they intend to sue the U.S. Forest Service for failing to protect the Canada lynx as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
Serpentine, as used in this article, is both a rock and a mineral. The rock should be termed "serpentinite," but the word "serpentine" is in common usage for both the rock and mineral.
It’s amazing how a few pictures could place an entire Presidential Administration on the defensive, yet that is exactly what has happened during the past month with the publication of the photos out of Iraq, which presumably show American soldiers engaging in acts of torture, humiliation and ridicule inflicted on their Iraqi prisoners.
World stock markets recovered from the brink of catastrophe to post sterling performances, based in large part on a one-half percent reduction in the Fed Funds rate enacted by the Federal Reserve Board.
When doing your initial armchair research and selecting potential areas to explore, consider all the indicators, both natural and man-made.
Seasonal wilderness-area rangers have been among the first to go as Forest Service managers juggle budget demands.
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