Around Murphys (CA) (Images of America)

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UPC:
9780738529943
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2005-06-27
Release Date:
2005-06-22
Author:
Judith Marvin
Language:
english

Murphys is a bustling little town in the foothillsa town so popular that it wont be little for long. Its a favorite for weekend jaunts, and home to an eclectic group of people attracted by the natural surroundings, laid-back lifestyle, and, increasingly, world-class wineries. Originally named for the trading camp of John and Daniel Murphy, the area became a boomtown during the Gold Rush, and later hosted such notables as Mark Twain, Black Bart, Ulysses S. Grant, and Horatio Alger. Nearby, the majestic stands of redwood at Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand sentinel over the gullies and ranches of this area, which has changed much since the 1800s but still retains its compelling forested beauty.