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

The Red Cloud Mine

 
 
The Red Cloud Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2015
1. The Red Cloud Mine Marker
Captions (clockwise from the upper left): Red Cloud Mine Hoist Works interior 1922; Mines operating around Bodie in 1880; Red Cloud Mine Hoist Works machinery 1951; Treadwell-Yukon Mine and former Bodie Railway Office; Red Cloud Mine View 1940s; (bottom row, right to left) Steam Powered Hoist; Headframe; Steam-Powered Air Compressor; Boiler for Steam Engine.
Inscription. In 1973, the Red Cloud's shaft house and adjoining structures were torn down. The head frame of the hoist works and some of the hoist equipment were moved here for safe keeping.
The Red Cloud Mine operation housed the equipment you see illustrated and on display. The boiler (A) was a real workhorse - it made steam to power steam engines, which drove the hoist (B) that lifted men and equipment up and down the mine shaft on cables stretched over pulleys on the head frame (C). The boiler also powered the air compressor (D) that operated air drills and other machinery used by the miners.
 
Location. 38° 12.814′ N, 119° 0.879′ W. Marker is in Bodie, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from Bodie Bypass Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CA 93517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bodie (a few steps from this marker); Return to Bodie (a few steps from this marker); Life in Bodie (a few steps from this marker); James Stuart Cain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bodey’s Grave (approx. 0.2 miles
The Red Cloud Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2015
2. The Red Cloud Mine Marker
away); Bodie and Benton R. R. (approx. 8 miles away); Aurora (approx. 8.2 miles away in Nevada); Dog Town (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodie.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the parking lot, behind the restrooms at Bodie State Historical Park.
 
Additional keywords. mining
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Standard Consolidated Mine at Bodie image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 24, 2015
3. The Standard Consolidated Mine at Bodie
These buildings house equipment similar to that found at the Red Cloud Mine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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