Mono Diggins

Mono Diggins (HMXPJ)

Location: Lee Vining, CA 93541 Mono County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.44', W 119° 10.613'

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About 1 mile N.E. of here lies Mono Diggins, the first extensive placer mining excitement east of the Sierra. Cord Norst is generally credited with being the discoverer on July 4, 1859. A town, Monoville, boasted a transient population of 500 - 1,000. A post office established December 12, 1859, was closed by April 2, 1862, as the prospectors moved to Aurora.

One of the most ambitious hydraulic water projects of the time was the transportation of water from Virginia Creek to the Diggins by open ditches known as "the Mono Ditch". The remnants of the system may be seen by looking easterly from the highway summit or northerly from the bottom of the grade.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1978
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 12:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 309056 N 4216263
Decimal Degrees38.07400000, -119.17688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.44', W 119° 10.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 26.40" N, 119° 10' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1899 Unnamed Road, Lee Vining CA 93541, US
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