Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old French Trail
It connected the mining camps of Mammoth City, Mill City, Mineral Park and Pine City with Fresno Flats (Oakhurst).
The one way fare was $15.00 per person +20 lbs. free freight. Freight was 8 cts. per pound.
The mines failed in the 1880s, the trail was used as the route from Mammoth to Fresno by ranchers, sheep herders, prospectors and US Forest Service until the 1930s.
Although remnants are all that remain of the Old French Trail, it made a big impact on the growth of Maderia and Mono Counties.
Erected 2002 by Bodie Chapter No. 64 & Grub Gulch No. 41-49, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 660 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple of Folly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret & Emmett Hayden Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Knight Wheel (approx. half a mile away); The Tavern (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Mammoth Saloon (approx. 0.8 miles away); The White Fence at Old Mammoth (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mammoth City (approx. 2.2 miles away); Casa Diablo (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
More about this marker. There is a companion marker located in Oakhurst, California.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker placed at the western end of the trail.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.