Near Markleeville in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1958 by E Clampus Vitus, Snowshoe Thompson Chapter No. 1827.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 36.322′ N, 119° 46.161′ W. Marker is near Markleeville, California, in Alpine County. Marker is on Ebbets Pass Scenic Highway (State Highway 4), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Markleeville CA 96120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Silver Mountain City (here, next to this marker); Reynolds Peak (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ebbetts Pass Webster School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Alpine County Courthouse (approx. 6.2 miles away); Markleeville General Store (approx. 6.2 miles away); Alpine County Historical Complex (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Webster School (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Markleeville.
More about this marker. This marker was originally placed on the walls of the old Silver Mountain jail. However, as the walls began to deteriorate and collapse the marker was removed. Only recently has the marker been returned, this time on a new base.
Also see . . .
1. Silver Mountain Jail - Geotourism Map Guide. These roadside remains of a jail are all that is left to offer a glimpse into the historic boom town that was once the infamous Silver Mountain City of Alpine County. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Silver Mountain City - California Ghost Town. Originally called "Kongsberg". Founded in the late 1850's-early 1860's by Scandinavian miners prospecting for silver. By 1863, the name was changed to Silver Mountain (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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