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Near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Casa Diablo

 
 
Casa Diablo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
1. Casa Diablo Marker
Inscription. A distinctive landmark and gathering place used by many early inhabitants of the area for bathing, food preparation, ceremonial and medicinal purposes. It was named “House of the Devil”, by early explorers, for its boiling hot springs, plumes of rising steam and spectacular geysers.

From 1878 to 1881 it was a stage stop along the Bishop Creek—Bodie state route, a vital relay station for supplies, mail and equipment en route to the mining camps of Mammoth City, Mill City, Mineral Park and Pine City. Unfortunately, when those mines failed, Casa Diablo faltered.

After its tenure as a state stop, Casa Diablo endured a succession of business venture (trading post, seasonal resort, tavern, gas station, grocery store, hardware store and lumber yard) until 1983, when itw as transformed into a geothermal electric generating plant.

Although today remnants are all that remain of Casa Diablo, it made a lasting contribution to the development of Mono County and the Eastern Sierra.

Dedicated September 8, 2001
Bodie Chapter #64 E Clampus Vitus
Town of Mammoth Lakes
 
Erected 2001 by Bodie Chapter #64 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location.
Casa Diablo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
2. Casa Diablo Marker
37° 38.484′ N, 118° 54.869′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Substation Road and Highway 395. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Mammoth Saloon (approx. 2.6 miles away); Margaret & Emmett Hayden Cabin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Temple of Folly (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Historic Knight Wheel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Convict Lake (approx. 4.7 miles away); Tragedy at Convict Lake (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ghosts Towns - Casa Diablo. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Casa Diablo and Hot Creek. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
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View From Casa Diablo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
3. View From Casa Diablo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,245 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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