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Near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mammoth City

 
 
Mammoth City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
1. Mammoth City Marker
Inscription. On this site, opposite colorful Mineral Hill (now known as Red Mountain) where the Mammoth mines are located, stood the town of Mammoth City. In this gulch during 1878-79 sprouted a mining camp of perhaps a thousand people. Mammoth City – the center for the nearby, smaller camps of Pine City, Mill City, and Mineral Peak – is said to have had 22 saloons, 13 stores, 2 breweries, 2 livery stables, 5 restaurants and 2 newspapers. Remember that a ten foot square tent or shack plus a barrel of whiskey were all that was needed to make a “saloon”. The Mammoth Mining Co. shut down permanently during the severe winter of 1879-80 causing a mass exodus of residents. A Daily News report stated “twenty pairs of snowshoes, each with a man on top, left this morning”.
 
Erected 1984 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 37.025′ N, 118° 59.913′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker is on Old Mammoth Road. Touch for map. The marker is on Old Mammoth Road, 0.2 miles east of the Lake Mary Road intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Mammoth City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
2. Mammoth City Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Knight Wheel (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Mammoth Consolidated Gold Mine (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Margaret & Emmett Hayden Cabin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Temple of Folly (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Mammoth Saloon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dave McCoy (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
 
Also see . . .  Mammoth Lakes - History. Four prospectors hunting for the Lost Cement Mine organized the Lakes Mining District on Mineral Hill near Lake Mary in 1877. The following year, General George Dodge of Civil War and Union Pacific fame bought the group of claims and organized the Mammoth Mining Co. (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Mammoth City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
3. Mammoth City Marker
Sign Across the Road from the Mammoth City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
4. Sign Across the Road from the Mammoth City Marker
Mammoth City Mine Tailings image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
5. Mammoth City Mine Tailings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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