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Historic Sites in Lee Vining, CA

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A deep pond formed by a single hot spring on the shores of Mono Lake. Once open to bathing, the spring has been shu... trails.com

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As early as 1860, prospectors explored Mono Pass in search of rich rock. Here, among the glacially carved granite and... hmdb.org

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The Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center opened in 1992, and provides an excellent introd... visitcalifornia.com

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Tioga Pass at 9945 feet is the highest automobile pass in California. The road to the pass was constructed in two par... hmdb.org

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In sight of this location is the grave of Adeline Carson Stilt, daughter of scout, guide and explorer Kit Carson. Cal... hmdb.org

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In July of 1915, the peace and quiet of Mono County was shattered when Sheriff James P. Dolan died as a result of gun... hmdb.org

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On this site is the grave of the unknown prospector. A reminder of the great sacrifices made by our ancestors, who ex... hmdb.org

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West Portal

June Lake, CA

East of this site was located West Portal, the largest of 4 'camps' or company towns, built in 1934 by the Los Angele... hmdb.org

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Mono Diggins

Lee Vining, CA

About 1 mile N.E. of here lies Mono Diggins, the first extensive placer mining excitement east of the Sierra. Cord No... hmdb.org

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Upside-Down House

Lee Vining, CA

A distinctive local landmark and nationally renowned tourist attraction. It was the creation of - Nellie Bly O’Bryan ... hmdb.org

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Avalanche of 1911

Lee Vining, CA

Not far from this site, in the early morning hours of March 7, 1911, a massive avalanche roared down the east slop of... hmdb.org

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining, CA

The name of this community honors LeRoy Vining. In 1852 Lt. Tredwell Moore and soldiers of the 2nd Infantry pursued I... hmdb.org

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Tioga Pass Road

Yosemite National Park, CA

This tablet commemorates the successful labors of Stephen T. Mather Director of the National Park Service in securing... hmdb.org

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Lundy

Lee Vining, CA

Home of the May Lundy Mine. Site of W. J. Lundy sawmill supplying lumber to Bodie in 1878. Organized as the Homer Min... hmdb.org

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The Road to Broken Dreams The Tioga Road began as a rough track up the western slope of the Sierra to the mining town... hmdb.org

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Mono Lake Tufa SNR

Lee Vining, CA

The reserve was established to preserve the spectacular "tufa towers," calcium-carbonate spires and knobs formed by int... ca.gov

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Olmstead Point

Yosemite National Park, CA

This turnout was named in honor of famed landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), and his son, Frederi... hmdb.org

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This monument was originally carved to memorialize William Bodey, founder of the town of Bodie. But, when Presi... findagrave.com

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MONO MILLS

Mono Mills, CA

The ruins of this 1880s, class B, sawmill are located on the north side of SH 120 at a point 9.2 miles east o... history.rootsweb

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LeConte Memorial Lodge

Yosemite National Park, CA

has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the histo... hmdb.org

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