Yes it seems they’ve gone “Out Of Business”. Sad!
Bett’s Gold Coin Sports Tavern, is the oldest 3 story adobe,
building in CA. still in use. It was built by John C Freemont
and his wife as they layed out the town of Mariposa, in the
1850s. info bettsgoldcoin.com/about-us/in-the-beginning/
Growing up in the 50’s 60’s, my brothers & I spent many
weekends, & summer vacations with our Grandma, Step-
grandpa, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles in Cathey’s Valley
and Mariposa. We often went along with the “grown ups”
to various bars and taverns. Playing with cousins was
always fun, we made up our own games. Inside, outside
under tables, climbing, jumping, running. No internet, no
electronic toys, no bicycle helmets, no bottled water. Life
was good. One of the fun places, was “The Gold Coin” bar.
Now it’s fun too! You can see the drinks we had.
Famous Wall Murals are from the late 1800s
by Cornelius J. (or Cornelious) Vejer in oil. The 3 scene
are all that’s left of 7, destroyed either by fire or remodeling.
D.C. Vejer would sign his work as ‘Con Vega’, although that
name doesn’t appear on the murals. The murals are all that
are left of a number his paintings in other buildings in Mariposa.
Artist, Marsha Crawford, “Yeshe“, repaired and restored the three
paintings as part of recent restorations by Helen Kwalwasser.
There’s so much here history, now good food & drink.