We are really enjoying our time in Coarsegold. We visited the Coarsegold Historic Peddlers Market and enjoyed checking out a variety of unusual shops. Coarsegold was named for the gold mined in the area. Mining flourished in the area from 1849 to 1865.
It was once known as a sleepy town on the way to Yosemite National Park on Highway 41. It is now a booming community with about 10,000 residents.
The Coarsegold region ranges in elevation from approximately 1,200 feet to 3,000 feet. Downtown Coarsegold offers a grocery store (The Coarsegold Market), Busse’s Ace Hardware Store, numerous galleries and gift shops, several restaurants, fast food, convenience stores and gas stations, Yosemite Bank and the Coarsegold Historic Village with arts and craft shops and year round community events.
I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. More later from California.