Near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 8, 1878.
Location. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); The White Fence at Old Mammoth (approx. 4½ miles away); Convict Lake (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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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