Welcome to Explore the Mother Lode

In an effort to promote business and tourism in Tuolumne County and the Yosemite Gold Country communities, Explore the Mother Lode was created by The Union Democrat and the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau.

The Union Democrat was founded in 1854 with a mission of providing local news and information to the community and its visitors.

The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau was established in 1981 to promote tourism in the County.

The combined marketing experience of this partnership gives digital users an opportunity to learn about Tuolumne County and for advertisers to promote in this market.