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Near Keeler in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cerro Gordo

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
1. Cerro Gordo Marker
Inscription. Cerro Gordo discovered by Mexicans in 1865 was at $17,000,000 Inyo's wealthiest mineral producer. Silver, lead, zinc, water and supplies all went by mule train, tram. The "Bessie Brady" boat across Owens Lake and Remi Nadeau mule teams to build the Pueblo of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1980 by Slim Princess Chapter No. 395, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 29.197′ N, 117° 51.982′ W. Marker is near Keeler, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Cerro Gordo Road north of California Route 136, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cerro Gordo Road, Keeler CA 93530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keeler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program (approx. 1.8 miles away); Owens Lake Silver-Lead Furnace (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dolomite Mine (approx. 5.2 miles away); "Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns" (approx. 10.2 miles away); Joshua Tree
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By Michael Kindig, November 10, 2013
2. Cerro Gordo Marker
(approx. 12.7 miles away); Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Lone Pine Film Museum (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keeler.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cerro Gordo Mines website. (Submitted on July 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Ghost Town Trail. A YouTube driving tour complete with photos of the town. (Submitted on July 20, 2018.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Cerro Gordo Ghost Town Sold
The 300 acre ghost town has recently sold for $1.4 million. Cerro Gordo is nearly 8 miles northeast of the marker.
    — Submitted July 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
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By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2011
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By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2011
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By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2011
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By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2011
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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