Near Big Sur in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In the spring of 1887 the Last Chance Mine was discovered by W.D. Cruikshank and later worked by the Krinkle family. Down the hill (from the mine) around this spot, a thriving town of hotels, stores, and seven saloons sprang up. Other mines followed but no records of how much gold was taken exist. Served by the Mansfield P.O. from 1889 to 1897 a series of fires destroyed all traces of this historic ghost mining town.
Monterey Viejo 1846 E. Clampus Vitus. R.I.P.
Erected 1991 by E Clampus Vitus, Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846.
Location. 35° 52.975′ N, 121° 23.669′ W. Marker is near Big Sur, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Las Padres National Forest Road 23S01. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Sur CA 93920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Marriage in California (approx. 12.2 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 12.2 miles away); The Hacienda (approx. 12.2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2013. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2013. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.