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Plus Re-enactment of Tom Horn? Don’t know that story? well folks click here, this event is a taste of what you can see in the fall from the Tuolumne County Historical Society with their event called “When Shadows Whisper” 
Back Country Horseman of California
Mid Valley Pack Unit will be on hand to show you how to pack for a day trip on a horse
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Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch Oven Cooking Demos  will be on Linoberg Street. Cooking Demos & Tastings will posted the day of the event! 

Come check them out during the Old West Fest. Sat. May 30th on Lioberg Street, in historic Downtown Sonora! 

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Buffalo Soldiers
Approximately 500 Buffalo Soldiers served in Yosemite National Park and nearby Sequoia National Park with duties from evicting poachers and timber thieves to extinguishing forest fires. Their noteworthy accomplishments were made despite the added burden of racism.Oct 31, 2019

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The Old West Fest, on Sat. May 30th will feature Shelton Johnson’s Movie Buffalo Soldiers Guardians of California’s National Parks
Shown at the Veteran’s Museum, located at 9 N. Washington St. in downtown Sonora to learn more click here

In 1890, when Yosemite National Park first came into existence, the U.S. Cavalry was assigned to protect the new federal lands in the Sierra Nevada, which included Sequoia National Park and General Grant National Park, now part of Kings Canyon National Park. The soldiers who were assigned to protect these new parks became Yosemite’s first park rangers.

Many of the cavalrymen chosen to serve in the West’s new national park lands were buffalo soldiers. The term “buffalo soldier” was first used by Native Americans of the Cheyenne tribe to describe African American regiments sent to the West during the Civil War to fight against Plains Indians. It is said that the tribespeople saw a resemblance between the African American soldiers’ dark, curly hair and the matted fur between the horns of a buffalo, and that they also respected their bravery in battle. to continue reading click here