Merced Sun-Star (Merced, CA)

June 28, 1930

(Rad's Ramblings, Corwin Radcliffe)

MARIPOSA IN ' 62

Continuing the examination of the Bancroft Almanac of '62 which we have through courtesy of John CANAVARO of Snelling, we find that it was Mariposa county's distinction in that year to have a Republican in the state senate. There were not many Republicans running at large in this part of the state in those exciting times.

John G. MCCULLOUGH was a Mariposa lawyer, and he must have been popular to be elected on the Republican ticket. He represented the fifth senatorial district, embracing the counties of Mariposa, Merced and Stanislaus. John W. WILCOX of Mariposa was the assemblyman. You see Mariposa was the big toad in the political puddle in the sixties so far as this part of the state was concerned.

The attorneys of Mariposa were J. M. BONDURANT and R. H. DALY, Wm. A. GUARD and J. M. CORCORAN, John G. MCCULLOUGH, S. A. MERRITT and Alex DEERING. There was one clergyman, A. L. S. BATEMAN, Methodist. The physicians were J. S. BOWEN, J. A. GRANDVOINET, Dr. KAVANAUGH, F. TURNER. GREGORY and ETLY dealt in books and drugs.

There were six general stores -- LIEBMAN and Co., S. KRAFT, J. A. HENRY, SULLIVAN & Co., MACDERMOTT & Co., COHN and DETTLEBACH. The almanac did not list the saloons.

At the original county seat of Agua Fria, five miles west of Mariposa, David EGENHOFF was postmaster, and the store keepers were EGENHOFF and LIEBMAN & Co. David EGENHOFF was the father of our townsman, George EGENHOFF, mining engineer.

Bear Valley --

Postmaster and express agent, J. S. BATES.

Population 500.

Foundry, N. HASKELL.

General store, QUIEROLO & Co.

Colorado --

Postmaster, Christopher KEWINS

General stores. MACDERMOTT's and JANSEY's

Coulterville

(Maxwell's Creek P.O.) Geo. W. COULTER

Express agents, MILLER & Co.

Population, 500, including Chinese.

Attorney, Thos. W. LONG

Bookseller, Thomas AYRES

Physicians, J. F. BEDFORD, and W. L. THOMPSON.

General stores, CASHMAN's, J. BRIGNOLO's, L. FRANKL's, John BRICHMAN. SULLIVAN's.

Hornitos

Postmaster and express agent, E. G. HALL

(He was the grandfather of Almer HALL and Mrs. Finis LANDRAM of Merced.)

Population, 700, (only 100 less than Mariposa.)

Attorney, E. C. HARTMAN

Bookseller, L. HADLICH.

Physicians, J. S. BOWEN, Wm. DICKERSON and Dr. TRESCOTT.

General stores, P. HUSSEY, D. GHIRADELLI, N. OPPENHEIM, ELIAS & GERSON, F. GAGLIAEDO, Mrs. L. ROGERS.

Indian Gulch

Postmaster, James A. MORTON

General stores, THRIFT & WINKLE, MORAY, POINTET & Co.

Morman Bar

General store, Arthur W. JEE.

Mt. Bullion

Postmaster, G. W. HANNA

Mt. Ophir

Express agent, J. H. Miller.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone