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

The Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine

 
 
The Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
1. The Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Marker
Inscription. Mammoth’s famous gold mining boom began in 1877 and ended abruptly in 1881 when the Mammoth Mining Company’s property was sold at a sheriff’s sale. Miners have continued to prospect and mine Red Mountain on a small scale to this day. In 1927 the Mammoth Consolidated Mining Company began the last significant mining operation here. The Great Depression and bank failure contributed to its closing in 1933.

Arch Mahan, the principal partner in this venture, then changed careers from mining to recreation when he purchased the resort and pack station at Red Meadow. He was prominent in the local tourist industry for the rest of his life. His career followed the trend that began in the early 1900’s as Mammoth’s scenic resources replaced mining as its major attraction and recreation became the base of the economy. Plaque dedicated July 1989
 
Erected 1989 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64/U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Mammoth Range District.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.522′ N, 118° 59.375′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker is on Lake Mary Loop Road. Click for map.
The Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
2. The Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Marker
The marker is located at the far end of the Cold Water Creek Campground, accessed from Lake Mary Loop Road. 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. Mammoth City (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Knight Wheel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Margaret & Emmett Hayden Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Temple of Folly (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Tavern (approx. 4 miles away); Old Mammoth Saloon (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dave McCoy (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Explore Historic California - Mammoth Consolidated Mine. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine. (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
The Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
3. The Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Marker
Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Bunkhouses image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
4. Mammoth Consolidate Gold Mine Bunkhouses
The Floor of the Superintendent's Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
5. The Floor of the Superintendent's Office
The Mahan Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
6. The Mahan Cabin
Hoist Engine image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
7. Hoist Engine
Single cylinder, oil. fueled, 100 horsepower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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