Bridgeport in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1990 by Bodie Chapter No. 64, E Clampus Vitus (Dedicated September 8, 1990).
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 11.823′ N, 119° 13.14′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, California, in Mono County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 395 and Green Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 395. Touch 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dog Town (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dynamo Plant and Pond (approx. 3½ miles away); Little Bodie (approx. 3.7 "Bridgeport Inn" (approx. 4.1 miles away); Frontier Justice (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mono County Court House (approx. 4.1 miles away); "The Irwin" (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bridgeport Chronicle-Union (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
More about this marker. On some maps, Green Creek Road is known as Green Lakes Road.
Regarding Poor Farm. The Mono County voter registration records of 1908 (courtesty of CAgenweb.com) indicate one Joseph N. Anderson, age 54, resident of Bridgeport, as a manager of a "poor farm", so it is likely the Poor Farm was still in existence at that date.
Frank Wedertz, in his "Mono Diggings" (1978) had this to say about the Bodie Poor Farm:
"The County Hospital, which was established at Bodie in 1879, was very difficult to administer, and it was often investigated by the Board of Supervisors. When Bodie declined and the hospital was moved to a spot opposite the intersection of Highway 395 and the Green Creek road, the administration of the Poor Farm, as it
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