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The azure waters of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
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In 1938 the O’Shaughnessy Dam was completed, creating the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Today, the 17-billion-gallon reservoir supplies drinking water to San Francisco.

The shopkeeper at Columbia Historic Park’s Pioneer Emporium
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At Columbia State Historic Park, visitors time-travel to the 1850s as proprietors in Gold Rush period clothing go about their daily lives in the style of this bygone era.

Front view of the Wilson-McConnell House in Columbia, used in the movie 'High Noon'
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Tuolumne County has a rich film history with over 350 productions of movies, TV shows and commercials filmed here since 1919 including 'High Noon', 'Back to the Future III' and 'Little house on the Prairie'.

Photo: Menka Belgal