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Tuolumne is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California, United States. The population was 1,779 at the 2010 census, down from 1,865 at the 2000 census.HistoryThe area is known for a history of logging operations. Remnants of logging railroads are still present in the area. In the 1970s, there was a plan to open a park which was centered on narrow gauge live steam equipment. It was to feature restored locomotives from the logging operation here.The plan was led by Herbert Reichhold who envisioned transforming the town of Tuolumne into a "Railroad Theme Park". To this end he began purchasing many properties in the town. However he lost his vision on the death of his wife and the plans never moved forward.However in the late 1970s, Glen Bell, the founder of the Taco Bell chain, did open the "West Side and Cherry Valley Railroad" in Tuolumne. This ran for about 5 miles from the old lumber mill in the town, into the mountains. It used the track and several gauge locomotives from the logging company. This tourist attraction lasted for several years, but closed in the mid 80s.Communications and facilitiesUnlike the rest of Tuolumne County, Tuolumne was not in the Bell System/SBC service area. Tuolumne Telephone Company provided service to this area. Wired telephone numbers in the Tuolumne Central Office follow the pattern (209) 928-xxxx. Tuolumne Telephone is now part of Citizens Telecommunications Company of California, a subsidiary of Frontier Communications.Tuolumne is in California. Use our world travel planner: Tuolumne and all its delights await.
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