Old French Trail

Old French Trail (HMXSK)

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

N 37° 38.157', W 118° 58.005'

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West of this site was the eastern end of the Old French Trail (Fresno Flats Trail)/ Built by J.S. French, it was 54 miles long and a vital east-west route for supplies, mail, equipment and pioneers through the Sierra mountains.

It connected the mining camps of Mammoth City, Mill City, Mineral Park and Pine City with Fresno Flats (Oakhurst).

The one way fare was $15.00 per person +20 lbs. free freight. Freight was 8 cts. per pound.

The mines failed in the 1880s, the trail was used as the route from Mammoth to Fresno by ranchers, sheep herders, prospectors and US Forest Service until the 1930s.

Although remnants are all that remain of the Old French Trail, it made a big impact on the growth of Maderia and Mono Counties.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByBodie Chapter No. 64 & Grub Gulch No. 41-49, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 326465 N 4167243
Decimal Degrees37.63595000, -118.96675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.157', W 118° 58.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 9.42" N, 118° 58' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 686 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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