Sonora Community Hospital
Title:
Sonora Community Hospital
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused


Millard's Flower Shop
Title:
Millard's Flower Shop
Sonora California (CA), Chrome



Standard Lumber Co's Plant, 1939
Title:
Standard Lumber Co's Plant, 1939
Sonora California (CA), Divided Back unused


Looking Along Washington Street
Title:
Looking Along Washington Street
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Emil Cuhel Sonora, called the Queen of the Southern Mines, was settled in 1848 during the gold rush days in the historical Mother Lode Country. Mother Lode Distributing Co.



County Seat of Tuolomne
Title:
County Seat of Tuolomne
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Merle Porter In 1848 this was a small camp settled by Mexicans from the state of Sonora. In June 1850 a tax of $20.00 was imposed on foreign-born miners. Mexicans and Chileans left the new town and went to Columbia where they hit it rich. The richest pocket mine was the Big Bonanza when three partners, who had acquired the mine at little cost in the 1870's, hit a deposit that produced $160,000 in one day, $500,000 in one week. There are a great number of old mining camps a short distance from Sonora.


Sonora
Title:
Sonora
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Merle Porter Sonora was known as Sonorian Camp in 1848 when it was settled by Mexicans from Sonora, Mexico. A town government was organized in November to build a hospital to treat half the population who were dieing of scurvy. By 1849 there were as many as 5,000 miners on the streets on Saturday night. In June of 1850 the "gringo " government placed a $20.00 tax on every foreign-born miner. The Mexicans and Chileans went to Columbia where larger strikes were found. Judge Sullivan had the Sonora's acquisitive instinct when he collected three ounces of gold from a Mexican defendant for stealing Mr. Smith's leggings, one ounce from Smith for bothering the judge with such a small complaint. Another time a very wealthy man hailed a penniless man into court for stealing a mule.The judge decreed that the wealthy man should pay both fine and court costs, after all the judge could not be expected to sit without remuneration...M.P.



View of Downtown
Title:
View of Downtown
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
This city was settled in 1848 by the Mexicans from the province of Sonora in Mexico. Later it was called "Queen of the Southern Mines" in the rich Mother Lode Country. Bob Ball


Man on Horse
Title:
Man on Horse
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo PM 1911 Mar-1



The Mother Lode of California
Title:
The Mother Lode of California
Sonora California (CA), Chrome

Description:
Max Mahan Tuolumne County seat, Sonora. One of the original 27 counties founded February 18, 1850. First explored by Gabriel Moraga and later by Jededia Smith and party in 1827. The "Big Bonanza" mine on North Washington was one of the richest gold producing mines in the world.


Sonora Towne House Motels I & II
Title:
Sonora Towne House Motels I & II
Sonora California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
350 South Washington Street



Colombia Art Gallery
Title:
Colombia Art Gallery
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
A favorite stop for tourists to enjoy and obtain art and gifts of the Mother Lode Country, made by local artists and craftsmen. Located on the Columbia-Sonora Highway near Sawmill Flat Road, Rt. 4, Box 537, Sonora, California 95370. Bill and Edna Ashfield, Proprietors


St. James Episcopal Church
Title:
St. James Episcopal Church
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Built by public subscription, in 1859, this is said to be the oldest Episcopal church in the state. A dark red, sturdy frame structure, it stands on the crest of a low hill at the north end of the town's main business street and was built after the camp had attained a decided air of permanence. It has survived several major fires that plagued the community in its early days. It is still in remarkable good condition and entirely serviceable



Sonora Rexall Drug
Title:
Sonora Rexall Drug
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
On Highways 49 & 108 in Foster Bros. Shopping Center. Open Monday through Saturday 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Open Sundays & Holidays 9 .M. to 6 P.M. See our Gold Display in a new store with an old atmosphere


Sonora Inn
Title:
Sonora Inn
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Sonora Inn, built in 1896, was called the Victoria Hotel. After more than 70 years of catering to the Argonaut and going through many modern changes, the inn is still the outstanding landmark in Sonora today. Modern hotel and new motel accommodations - restaurant - cocktail lounge - banquet room



Court House
Title:
Court House
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Tuolumne County was one of the original twenty-seven counties and Sonora has always been the county seat. There are two groups of Sequoia gigantea Groves in the county. This is an area rich in Indian picture-writings. It was Gabriel Moraga who passed through here in 1806 and named the Tuolumne and Stanslaus rivers. Sonora Pass has been used since 1853 when the first party of emigrants crossed the mountains lead by Duckwall and Wash. Indians used the pass before the advent of the white man. In 1848 the town was called Sonorian Camp, settled by Mexicans from the state of Sonora


Street Scene
Title:
Street Scene
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused



Sugarpine Campground and Trailer Park
Title:
Sugarpine Campground and Trailer Park
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
(209) 586-4631. A recreational facility located 14 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108 at 4,500 feet elevation; open all year; hot showers, laundry, pool, general store; full hookups with cable TV to rent by the day, week, or longer. Star Route, Box 1064


Summit of Sonora Pass Over the High Sierras in July
Title:
Summit of Sonora Pass Over the High Sierras in July
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Elev. 9624 feet. Pass connects Sonora, Calif. and The Mother Lode Country with the Owens Valley and Nevada



Tuolumne County Court House
Title:
Tuolumne County Court House
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Built 1898. Original Court House built in 1853


Washington Street with Sonora Inn in Foreground
Title:
Washington Street with Sonora Inn in Foreground
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
This city was settled in 1848 by the Mexicans from the province of Sonora in Mexico



Sonora Inn
Title:
Sonora Inn
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo unused


View of Residential Area
Title:
View of Residential Area
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo unused



Tuolomne County Court House
Title:
Tuolomne County Court House
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
In the scenic and historical mother lode country, Mark Twain-Bret Harte Trail


View of Washington Street
Title:
View of Washington Street
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo unused



Court House
Title:
Court House
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Tuolumme County was one of the original twenty-seven counties and Sonora has always been the county seat. There are two groups of Sequoia gigantea Groves in the county. This is an area rich in Indian picture-writings. It was Gabriel Moraga who passed through here in 1806 and named the Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers. Sonora Pass has been used since 1853 when the first party of emigrants crossed the mountains lead by Duckwall and Wash. Indians used the pass before the advent of the white man. In 1848 the town was called Sonorian Camp, settled by Mexicans from the state of Sonora.. M.P


View of the Town
Title:
View of the Town
Sonora California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Queen City of the Motherlode. Settled in the early 1850's by Mexican miners, this booming town is the seat of Tuolumne County. A thriving cattle and lumber community Bob Ball



New City Park on Washington Street
Title:
New City Park on Washington Street
Sonora California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
With flowers, benches, cool water drinking fountain and night lighting, the park adds more beauty to the Queen City of the Southern Mines Dexter Press, Inc


Modern Manor Hotel
Title:
Modern Manor Hotel
Sonora California (CA), Chrome

Description:
MODERN MANOR MOTEL of Sonora, California 95370 300 S. Washington St. - Phone (209) 532-3647 "With Everything a Fine Motel Should Have" Downtown near restaurants, theatres and shops. Heated Pool - TV - Room Phones - Air Conditioned - Thermostatically Controlled Heat. Visit the Historic Mother Lode Country, but live in modern comfort



Sonora Inn
Title:
Sonora Inn
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Sonora Inn, Sonora, California, built in 1896, was called the Victoria Hotel. After more than 70 years of catering to the Argonaut and going through many modern changes, the Inn is still the outstanding landmark in Sonora today. Modern hotel and new motel accommodations - restaurant - cocktail lounge - banquet room


Washington Street
Title:
Washington Street
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Sonora, called the Queen of the Southern Mines, was settled in 1848 during the gold rush days in the historical Mother Lode Country Mother Lode Distributing Company



St. James Episcopal Church
Title:
St. James Episcopal Church
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series 62751 Built by public subscription, in 1859, this is said to be the oldest Episcopal church in the state. A dark red, sturdy frame structure, it stands on the crest of a low hill at the north end of the town's main business street and was built after the camp had attained a decided air of permanence. It has survived several major fires that plagued the community in its early days. It is still in remarkably good condition and entirely serviceable. . . . R. D.


St. James Episcopal Church
Title:
St. James Episcopal Church
Sonora California (CA), Linen unused

Description:
Built in 1859 and said to be the oldest Episcopal church in California. On the Mark Twain - Bret Harte Trail Sonora, California



St. James Episcopal Church
Title:
St. James Episcopal Church
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Built by public subscription, in 1859, this is said to be the oldest Episcopal Church in the state. A dark red, sturdy frame structure, it stands on the crest of a low hill at he north end o the town's main business street and was built after the camp had attained a decided air of permanence. It has survived several major fires that plagued the community in its early days. It is still in remarkably good condition and entirely serviceable.


St. James Episcopal Church
Title:
St. James Episcopal Church
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused



Sonora Pass Lodge
Title:
Sonora Pass Lodge
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Winter - Summer Resort. High in the Sierras - 20 miles East of Sonora on Sonora Pass Hiway 108. Complete facilities - Motel - Coffee Shop - Cocktail Lounge - heated Pool. Many near-by activities winter & summer Minutes from Dodge Ridge Ski Slopes - Relax after skiing in the informal atmosphere of our attractive lodge


The City Hotel - Tuolumne County
Title:
The City Hotel - Tuolumne County
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo unused

Description:
in 1850 a wooden "Miner's Boarding House" stood here. It burned in the great conflagration of "'54." George Morgan then erected this brick hotel, which he conducted as one of the leading hotels of the time. Its original mahogany bar is still in place. Mark Twain-Bret Harte Trail, Columbia State Park



The Old Sonora Elementary School at the Head of Church Street
Title:
The Old Sonora Elementary School at the Head of Church Street
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
This building is said to have been modeled after the U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C


Washington Street
Title:
Washington Street
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Sonora, "Queen of the Southern Mines", was first explored by Gabriel Moraga in 1827. The "Big Bonanza" mine on North Washington was one of the richest gold producing mines in the world



Street Scene
Title:
Street Scene
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
In 1848 this was a Sonorian camp settled by miners from Sonora, Mexico. By 1849 the streets were packed with 5,000 men from all parts of the world. The first newspaper was the Sonora Herald started on July 4, 1850. In June of 1850 the new local government placed a $20 tax on foreign-born miners. Fearing trouble the miners left and went to what is now Columbia where they found richer diggings. Sonora was the western point for the Bodie stage line that went over the Sonora Pass. The first to use this pass was the Bidwell-Bartleson Party who crossed in 1841. A number of early parties became lost in the canyons, mountains and along the rivers of the western side of the Sierras


Kennedy Meadows Resort in High Sierras on Highway 108
Title:
Kennedy Meadows Resort in High Sierras on Highway 108
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused



Miner's Motel
Title:
Miner's Motel
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Jamestown/Sonora Highway 49 & 108


Washington Street
Title:
Washington Street
Sonora California (CA), Real Photo unused



Twain Harte
Title:
Twain Harte
Sonora California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Twain Harte is located above the Mother Lode town of Sonora and on the Sonora Pass road. Hordes of miners and fortune hunters swarmed over the pass in the late 1860's when gold was found in Dog Town, later Monoville. The village is a resort area of summer homes in the pine forest. There are stores, gift shops, drug store


Sonora Motor Hotel - Highways 108 and 49
Title:
Sonora Motor Hotel - Highways 108 and 49
Sonora California (CA), Chrome PM 1962 Aug-29

Description:
Located in Sonora city limits. The Hub of Sonora Pass Vacationland, the all year playground. Winter sports, hunting, fishing, historical interest. 42 modern units. "Children and pets welcome." Telephone JEfferson 2-9938



Greetings from Sonora Butterfly
Title:
Greetings from Sonora Butterfly
Sonora California (CA), Divided Back PM 1905 Sep-15


Sonora Towne House Motel, 350 So. Washington St
Title:
Sonora Towne House Motel, 350 So. Washington St
Sonora California (CA), Chrome unused

Description:
Series SC10707 Sonora's Newest and Finest Downtown Motel. Sixty Brand New Luxurious Units at Prices You can Afford. Family Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge Adjoining. Heated pool - TV - Phones - Air conditioned - Electric Heat - Electric Blankets. All The other Features of a fine Motel



Twain Harte
Title:
Twain Harte
Sonora California (CA), Continental Chrome unused

Description:
Twain Harte is located above the Mother Lode town of Sonora and on the Sonora Pass Road. Hordes of miners and fortune hunters swarmed over the pass in the late 1860's when gold was found in Dog Town, later at Monoville. The village is a resort area of summer homes, stores, cabins, and lodges. . . . M.P.


Standard Lumber Co.'S Plant
Title:
Standard Lumber Co.'S Plant
Sonora California (CA), Divided Back unused



Sanora Inn
Title:
Sanora Inn
Sonora California (CA), Linen PM 1937

Description:
Air Conditioned Throughout At the End of Bret Harte '49 Trail




Total: 49 Items