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

Dave McCoy

 
 
Dave McCoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
1. Dave McCoy Marker
Inscription. Pioneering Eastern Sierra skier, visionary and entrepreneur, Dave McCoy's passion for skiing began in high school and soon thereafter he joined the Eastern Sierra Ski Culb. In 1936, Dave was hired by LADWP as a hydrographer, conducting snow surveys while skiing across the Eastern Sierra. Realizing the region had abundant snowfall, Dave began to dream of developing a ski area in the Eastern Sierra. In 1938, he built the region's firs permanent rope tow at McGee Mountain. In 1941, Dave and his wife Roma relocated to Mammoth Mountain, erecting the first lodge in 1947. Mammoth Mountain ski area was officially incorporated in 1955 and Dave served as its leader for the next 50 years, expanding and improving the facilities into a world class ski resort. Due to his vision, efforts and commitment to skiing in the Eastern Sierra, the name Dave McCoy will be forever linked to Mammoth Mountain and the growth of Southern Mono County.
 
Erected 2012 by Bodie Chapter No. 64, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.067′ N, 119° 2.247′ W. Marker is in Mammoth, California, in Mono County. Marker is on Minaret Road (Route 203) 3 miles
Dave McCoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
2. Dave McCoy Marker
Entire marker including the tile with Dave and Roma on the left and the Bodie Chapter tile and badges on the right.
west of Mammoth Lakes, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to the Wolly Mammoth Statue and Monument previously erected at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in 1990. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preserving Special Places (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mammoth City (approx. 3.2 miles away); Historic Knight Wheel (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Tavern (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Old Mammoth Saloon (approx. 4.2 miles away); Temple of Folly (approx. 4.2 miles away); Margaret & Emmett Hayden Cabin (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. EntertainmentMan-Made FeaturesSports
 
Dave and Roma McCoy image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
3. Dave and Roma McCoy
Dave and Roma McCoy, married over 70 years, in attendance at the marker dedicated to him.
Dave and Roma McCoy tile image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
4. Dave and Roma McCoy tile
This tile is to the left of the main marker
Dave McCoy Speaks image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, October 15, 2010
5. Dave McCoy Speaks
Dave speaks to the crowd during the dedication of the monument.
Bodie Chapter tile and pins image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
6. Bodie Chapter tile and pins
Bodie Chapter tile and pins inset into concrete to the right of the marker
Mammoth Lives On image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
7. Mammoth Lives On
Close nearby marker for the Wooly Mammoth statue by Douglas Van Howd erected in 1990.
Wooly Mammoth Statue image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
8. Wooly Mammoth Statue
The Dave McCoy marker sits to the left of the Wooly Mammoth statue.
Mammoth Ski Resort image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 9, 2012
9. Mammoth Ski Resort
A view of the dedication site with the snow-less slopes in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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