The county took its name fromMariposa
Creek, which was so named bySpanish
explorers in 1806, when they discovered a great cluster ofbutterflies("mariposas"in
Spanish and Portuguese) in thefoothillsof
Each year, the first weekend in May, residents mark the annual
arrival of migratingMonarch
a "Butterfly Days" festival and parade.
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