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Benton in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Montgomery City California

 
 
Montgomery City California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
1. Montgomery City California Marker
Inscription. In October of 1863, rich silver discoveries led to the formation of Montgomery Mining District and Montgomery City which, although short lived, supported a newspaper, The Pioneer. There were no continuous veins found and mining operations soon ceased. Cloudbursts have destroyed the site, located 2½ miles east of U.S. Highway 6 from Benton Station.

Plaque dedicated September 11, 1976
Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus
Mono County Board of Supervisors

 
Erected 1976 by Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus and Mono County Board of Supervisors.
 
Location. 37° 49.044′ N, 118° 28.596′ W. Marker is in Benton, California, in Mono County. Marker is on Highway 6, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Near the intersection with Highway 120. Marker is in this post office area: Benton CA 93512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A Real Ghost Town - Montgomery City, California. (Submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers
 
Montgomery City California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
2. Montgomery City California Marker
Montgomery City California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, September 30, 2007
3. Montgomery City California Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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