Bodie in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Red Cloud Mine
The Red Cloud Mine operation housed the equipment you see illustrated and on display. The boiler (A) was a real workhorse - it made steam to power steam engines, which drove the hoist (B) that lifted men and equipment up and down the mine shaft on cables stretched over pulleys on the head frame (C). The boiler also powered the air compressor (D) that operated air drills and other machinery used by the miners.
Location. 38° 12.814′ N, 119° 0.879′ W. Marker is in Bodie, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from Bodie Bypass Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CA 93517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bodie (a few steps from this marker); Return to Bodie (a few steps from this marker); Life in Bodie (a few steps from this marker); James Stuart Cain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bodey’s Grave (approx. 0.2 miles Bodie and Benton R. R. (approx. 8 miles away); Aurora (approx. 8.2 miles away in Nevada); Dog Town (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bodie.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the parking lot, behind the restrooms at Bodie State Historical Park.
Additional keywords. mining
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.