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Sonora
Tuolumne County, California

Sonora was founded by Mexican miners who named it after their home state. It has always been the Tuolumne county seat and the most important town in the southern mines, a cross roads between the Sonora Pass Road and Highway 49. Historic sites are scattered along Washington Street and throughout the town.

Despite construction of a Highway 108 bypass, Sonora still suffers from heavy traffic through its downtown.


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Washington Street in Sonora

Washington Street in Sonora

Washington Street (Highways 49 and 108), Sonora's perpetually traffic clogged main street

Sonora, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Old and new on Washington Street in Sonora

Old and new on Washington Street in Sonora

Gold Rush era buildings alternate with others of all ages along Washington Street

Sonora, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Saint James Church in Sonora

Saint James Church in Sonora

Saint James Episcopal Church at the top of the Washington Street Hill in downtown Sonora

Sonora, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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