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

Bodie and Benton R. R.

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2011
1. Bodie and Benton R. R. Marker
Inscription. Surveyed in March, 1881, and completed in December, 1881 with materials hauled through Bodie to this roadbed, at a cost of one million dollars. This narrow gauge railway carried timber supplies 31.74 miles from Mono Mills to Bodie Station, rising in grade 2074 feet to an elevation of 8500 feet. Operations continued until 1918, when decreased mining activity caused the railroad to be dismantled.
 
Erected 1969 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 6.924′ N, 118° 56.222′ W. Marker is near Lee Vining, California, in Mono County. Marker is on California Highway 167. Touch for map. The maker is on the right side of Highway 167 13.3 miles east of the Highway 395 intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Lee Vining CA 93541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Stuart Cain (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bodey’s Grave (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Red Cloud Mine (approx. 8 miles away); Life in Bodie (approx. 8 miles away); Bodie (approx. 8 miles away); Return to Bodie (approx. 8 miles away); De Chambeau Ranch (approx. 9.8 miles away); The De Chamber Family (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lee Vining.
 
Also see . . .  The Wooden Legacy of the Bodie and Benton.
Bodie and Benton R. R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2011
2. Bodie and Benton R. R. Marker
(Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Bodie and Benton R. R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 22, 2011
3. Bodie and Benton R. R. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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