Mammoth Gold: The Ghost Towns of Lake District

Author: Gary Caldwell (Author), Genny Smith (Editor)

“What went wrong? Was it just bad luck? Or mismanagement? Fraud? Is Mammoth cursed?

When gold was discovered, high on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, hundreds of miners raced to the Lake Mining District and the boom towns of Pine and Mammoth Cities. Mammoth Gold brings back to life the brief but tumultuous years of 1877 to 1881, when hopes leaped sky-high, then abruptly faded and died. Why?

History book has pictures/ maps/ locations of various mining artifacts (flume, flywheel, knight’s wheel) located about the town of Mammoth Lakes as well as historical locations of shafts and adits still cluttering the granite slopes. Today you can hike/explore/meander through the mine district area, visit past secrets, all situated in the Lakes basin… Makes a great exploration day.” – by “markskor” from High Sierra Topix

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Spellbinder Books (August 1990)
  • ISBN-10: 0931378125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931378126