Court Drama Re­turns To Columbia State Park

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Join Columbia State His­toric Park staff and cos­tumed vol­un­teers in a live reen­act­ment and solve a his­tor­i­cal case dur­ing the in­ter­ac­tive His­tory’s Mys­ter­ies event four Satur­days this sum­mer.

This year’s mys­tery is set in June of 1861, when Ja­cob Gid­dis, who works for the Tuolumne County Wa­ter Com­pany, is shot and killed in an am­bush. His body is found days later by the shack near Straw­berry Flat. Af­ter watch­ing the in­ci­dent oc­cur, visi­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­view the wit­nesses and par­tic­i­pate in a trial to find out what ex­actly hap­pened and who is re­spon­si­ble.

His­tory’s Mys­ter­ies will be of­fered at the park on Satur­days, July 21, July 28, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. each morn­ing. Space is lim­ited to 50 peo­ple. Reser­va­tions are highly rec­om­mended. Cost to at­tend is $5 for adults and $1 for chil­dren. Due to the na- ture of this event, par­ents may find it is not ap­pro­pri­ate for chil­dren un­der age 12. How­ever, chil­dren’s tick­ets are avail­able for $1 each. Each child un­der 12 must be ac­com­pa­nied by a par­ent or guardian.

To pur­chase tick­ets, visit the park mu­seum or www.friend­sof­columbi­ to buy online. For more in­for­ma­tion about this event or other events at Columbia State His­toric Park, con­tact the park of­fice at 209-588-9128.

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