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Columbia State Park offers glimpse into gold rush life

Columbia State Park offers glimpse into gold rush life

Over 150 costumed volunteers will recreate the experience of an 1850's era mining camp for "Diggins 1852" at Columbia State Park.


POSTED May 21, 2013 11:37 p.m.

Columbia State Historic Park will be presenting “Diggins 1852,” its annual living history event this coming May 30 through June 2.

Over 150 costumed volunteers will recreate the experience of an 1850's era mining camp in detail from the clothing, food and entertainment to the powerful stories of the early miners as they struggled to strike it rich.

 

Visitors will be able to meet the merchants, artisans and entertainers who have come to the Diggins to “mine the miners’ pockets.” Modern day guests to Diggins are encouraged to interact and observe the lifestyles of the early miners as they prepare their meals, launder their clothing and care for gardens and livestock.  The event is also a good way to learn about miner crafts, how their children played, their music and other forms or entertainment – including gambling.

 

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Park and will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission to Columbia “Diggins 1852” is $5 per adult and $1 per child 12 and under.  There is no charge for parking and admission to the park.  For more information contact Columbia Visitor Services at www.parks.ca.gov/Columbia or call 588-9128.

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