About Mono County in California
Mono Mills, California
|Elevation||7,356 ft (2,242 m)|
Mono Mills (also, Mono) is a ghost town in Mono County, California. It is located 9.5 miles (15 km) east-southeast of Lee Vining, at an elevation of 7356 feet (2242 m). Mono Mills has nearly vanished, its site is along California State Route 120, 9.1 miles (15 km) east from the junction with U.S. Route 395.
Mono Mills started as a lumber camp that supplied Bodie's mines. The first sawmill was built in 1880. In 1881, a narrow-gauge railroad was built from Mono Mills to Bodie. At its peak, Mono Mills shipped almost 45,000 cords of wood per year.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mono Mills, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1186. ISBN 9781884995149.
- Varney, Philip; Drew, John and Susan (2001). Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns & Historic Mining Camps. Stillwater, Minnesota: Voyageur Press. p. 135. ISBN 0896584445.
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