Mono County Historical Landmarks - California State Landmarks


Mono County Historical Landmarks include points of interest or significance that have received markers and been assigned numbers to include the information below in the the County of Mono. Discovery of gold is the prominent theme in this Gold Country region that includes recreational mountains and nature preserves in Mammoth Lakes and Lee Vining.

NO. 341 BODIE - Gold was discovered here in 1859 by Wm. S. Bodey, after whom the town was named, and the town became the most thriving metropolis of the Mono country. Bodie's mines produced gold valued at more than 100 million dollars. Today a state park, Bodie is one of the best known of the west's 'ghost towns.'


Location: Bodie State Historic Park, on State Hwy 270, 12.8 mi E of State Hwy 395 (P.M. 69.8), 19.8 mi SE of Bridgeport
USGS Quadrangle Sheet Name: BODIE 15

NO. 792 DOG TOWN - Site of the first major gold rush to the eastern slope of California's Sierra Nevada, Dog Town derived its name from a popular miners' term for camps with huts or hovels. Ruins lying close to the cliff bordering Dog Town Creek are all that remain of the makeshift dwellings which formed part of the 'diggins' here.

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