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Coyote Sam Arrives As Mother Lode Roundup Nears

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Sonora, CA — Scenes from the Wild West played out as Coyote Sam and his gang of misfits arrived in downtown Sonora this afternoon.

However, unlike past years when they rode in on horseback, this time they were in a Kubota that will be raffled off as part of this year’s festivities.

The Mother Lode Roundup is returning after a two-year absence and the group of undesirables, whose goal is to end the annual event, disrupted the annual sponsors’ luncheon held at Emberz Restaurant.

Their arrival is a sign that the Roundup is just around the corner. Click on the video box to see some of the activities.

You can also click here to view a second video showing when they approached Sheriff Bill Pooley.

The roundup always falls on Mother’s Day weekend, which this year is May 7-8.

Click here for more details about the 2022 event.

Of related note, a trio from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse, Audie Archer, Steve Zelinsky and Dan Durnall will be the guests on this weekend’s Mother Lode Views.

  • Coyote Sam and gang in Sonora
  • Coyote Sam and gang in Sonora
  • Sheriff Bill Pooley and Posse members