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Alpine County Museum

1 School Street California 89, Markleeville, California 96120-0517 USA

“A look into the world of a mining town”

The Historical Complex houses exhibits that highlight Alpine County history.  Features of the complex include: The historic and newly restored silver ore stamp mill (operates on special dates throughout the summer of 2004). Call or email the Museum for dates and times. Old Webster School - a one-room school, which was built in 1882, abandoned as a school in 1929, and restored during the 1960's Museum - contains displays of an old country store, a blacksmith shop, Washoe Indian basketry, watch maker's desk, doctor's black bag with tools, supplies and medicines, mining exhibit, pioneer family exhibit, toys and dolls, clothing, photographs, paintings, and relics from prehistoric sites. " Alpine Mercantile", the museum store, offers historical society members a 10% discount on all merchandise. Old Log Jail - a unique structure made of hewn logs of various dimensions, containing two hand-riveted iron cells. The cells were originally located at Silver Mountain City and were moved to Markleeville in 1875.

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