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Near Lee Vining in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grave of the Unknown Prospector

On To The Golden Hills

— RIP —

 
 
Grave of the Unknown Prospector Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
1. Grave of the Unknown Prospector Marker
Inscription.  On this site is the grave of the unknown prospector. A reminder of the great sacrifices made by our ancestors, who explored and settled the western frontier, and especially to the memory of each and all of the pioneers of Mono County, whose resting place is known only to God. May they rest in peace.
 
Erected 2003 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.2′ N, 119° 5.403′ W. Marker is near Lee Vining, California, in Mono County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 120 and State Highway 395/120 on State Highway 120. The marker is approximately 5 miles south of Lee Vining. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lee Vining CA 93541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Portal (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mono Lake (approx. 4.4 miles away); Navy Beach (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lee Vining
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(approx. 5 miles away); Upside-Down House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Legend of June Lake Slot Machines (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sheriff James P. Dolan (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mono Mills (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lee Vining.
 
On to the Golden Hills image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lester J Letson, September 8, 2012
2. On to the Golden Hills
The back of the marker is dedicated to members of the Bodie chapter of E Clampus Vitus who have passed away.
Gone to the Golden Hills image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Lester J Letson, September 8, 2012
3. Gone to the Golden Hills
Names of people that have passed away including members of E Clampus Vitus, and descendants of people mentioned in monuments erected by E Clampus Vitus. Clearly visible are the names of Walter Cain and Vicki Cain, relatives of James Stuart Cain, a subject of another marker.
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Grave of the Unknown Prospector Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
4. Grave of the Unknown Prospector Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   4. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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