From the plaque:
Site of the first major gold
rush to the eastern slope of California's Sierra Nevada,
Dog Town derived its name from a popular miners' term
for camps with huts or hovels. Ruins lying close to the
cliff bordering Dog Town Creek are all that remain of
the makeshift dwellings which formed part of the 'diggins'
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Mono County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Mono County Historical Society, September 11, 1964.