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Lundy by Alan H. Patera (Western Places 6-2)

Lundy by Alan H. Patera (Western Places 6-2)

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Lundy by Alan H. Patera 
Western Places 6-2

Situated in a rugged canyon near California’s Mono Lake, few visitors to Lundy today are aware of the thriving town Lundy once was.  It had a real business district with stores, saloons, and a variety of businesses and professional men. It also had the Homer Mining Index, a well-conducted weekly newspaper to provide us with a chronicle of events in Lundy during its heyday (1880-1884).

In addition to rich mines and beautiful scenery, Lundy had some excitement, such as a shoot-out on Main Street, and the avalanche that buried some of the town buildings.  You can read about the mines, the social life, and the events of this fascinating mining camp in this well-researched publication.

Paperback, 88 pages, 8.5 by 11inches.  This book contains numerous photographs, both 19th century ones and others taken recently. People and mines are indexed.

Today you can stay at the townsite in the camp ground on Mill Creek or at the Lundy Lake Resort.

Click on additional images (left) to see Lundy photos:

  • The Lundy Lake Resort in [former] downtown Lundy in April 1999, prior to opening for the season.
  • The tracks lead into the lower adit of the May Lundy mine in this August 1999 photo.
  • From the ruins of the Lundy powerhouse, Steve Love points the way to the Gorilla mine.

For more information on Mono County, you may find it useful to visit the Mono County Museum website:

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