Mariposa (formerly Aqua Fria) is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Mariposa County, California, United States. Its name is Spanish for "butterfly", after the flocks of Monarchs seen overwintering there by early explorers.
Mariposa County includes much of Yosemite National Park, and a good deal of the local economy is related to the Park and to tourism. The county courthouse, constructed in 1854, is the oldest in continuous use west of the Rockies.
All galleries listed below are shot in Mariposa.
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