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Diggins Tent Town 1852

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Date(s) - 05/18/2017 - 05/21/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Columbia State Historic Park


With the help of over 150 costumed volunteers, visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850’s mining camp that is re-created in detail from the clothing, food and entertainment.
The event weaves visitors through the characters’ lives of 1852 Columbia; the powerful stories of early miners and their wives, politics and daily events. Meet the merchants, artisans and entertainers who have come to the Diggins to “mine the miners’ pockets.” Interact and observe the lifestyles of the early miners as they prepare their meals, launder their clothing and care for gardens and livestock. Learn about their crafts, how their children played, their music and other forms of entertainment – including gambling! A variety of foods, drinks and other items are available for purchase inside the event.

School tours are led Thursday and Friday by reservation. Sponsored by Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia State Historic Park. Information: