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The Tuolumne County Historical Society has a Publications Committee which is charged with producing a quarterly publication with articles relating to Tuolumne County’s history and its pioneer families. Originally, the publication was called “THE QUARTERLY”. The first quarterly publication was produced in September 1961. The name was changed to “CHISPA” in June 1969.

 

CHISPA” is a word of Spanish origin which enjoys a special association with the history of the area. It has a variety of meanings ranging from “sparks” or “embers” to “cleverness” or “wit”. Locally it acquired an additional colloquial meaning as it was also used to describe any nugget or specimen of gold, particularly one of great beauty or high radiance. The term was introduced to the diggings of Tuolumne County by pioneer miners from the state of Sonora, Mexico and was quickly adopted into the vocabulary of the many nationalities who mined here. 

 

View the CHISPA Articles List to aid you in your CHISPA order.

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10 Yr Increments of Chispas on CD
10 Yr Increments of Chispas on CD. This electronic version of 10-year increments of Chispa is a PDF file that is an every-word searchable database.
Individual Chispas
CHISPA - a quarterly publication with articles relating to Tuolumne County’s history and its pioneer families
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