Mammoth City

Mammoth City (HMXS9)

Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Mono County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 37.025', W 118° 59.913'

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On this site, opposite colorful Mineral Hill (now known as Red Mountain) where the Mammoth mines are located, stood the town of Mammoth City. In this gulch during 1878-79 sprouted a mining camp of perhaps a thousand people. Mammoth City - the center for the nearby, smaller camps of Pine City, Mill City, and Mineral Peak - is said to have had 22 saloons, 13 stores, 2 breweries, 2 livery stables, 5 restaurants and 2 newspapers. Remember that a ten foot square tent or shack plus a barrel of whiskey were all that was needed to make a "saloon". The Mammoth Mining Co. shut down permanently during the severe winter of 1879-80 causing a mass exodus of residents. A Daily News report stated "twenty pairs of snowshoes, each with a man on top, left this morning".
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HM NumberHMXS9
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:26am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 323615 N 4165209
Decimal Degrees37.61708333, -118.99855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.025', W 118° 59.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 1.50" N, 118° 59' 54.78" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2506-2510 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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