Near Mammoth Lakes in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Legend of Deadman
However, the legend did not end there. A few years later, the remains of two nameless prospectors were found near the bottom of what is now Deadmans Pass. Then, in December 1879, William Haines a postal worker, was reported missing during a severe winter storm while transporting mail between Mammoth City and Kings Ranch. His body and mailbags were later recovered near the bottom of what is now –Deadman Summit. Thus, ensuring this section of Mono County would forever be linked with “Deadman”.
Dedicated September 11, 2004
Bodie Chapter No. 64
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 2004 by Bodie Chapter No. 64, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker Believe It or Not, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 44.992′ N, 118° 59.013′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker is on U.S. 395 north of Deadmans Creek Exit, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is 2 miles north of the safety rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost Cement Mine (approx. 1˝ miles away); Legend of June Lake Slot Machines (approx. 5.6 miles away); Carson’s Camp (approx. 5.9 miles away); June Lake Mining District (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Tavern (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Lakes.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 4,225 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.