#0792 Dog Town


#0792 Dog Town

Site information:

On State Hwy 395 (P.M. 69.5), 7 mi S of Bridgeport

As plaque suggests, there may still be some remnants of foundations or walls of Dog Town, but not much remains of the site.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Dog Town

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' here.

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.

Registered 7/3/1964