The Mono Museum in North Fork would like more information about the site in this photograph. It is at the edge of the Mono National Forest in Mono County. What is significant about this place? Any information will be appreciated.
Have you visited the refurbished Mono Museum in North Fork? It is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., except holidays.
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“This photo was taken on June 16, 2021, at Tioga Pass from nearly the same angle as the photograph of the Mono National Forest sign from circa 1945. Note the skyline ridge in the background. The exact site of the post for the sign is now buried under the shoulder pavement on the far side of the granite wall.”
Follow-Up to History Mystery #98
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that posted to this month’s History Mystery.
We have some maps from the California State Railroad Museum, but we never checked with the Perris folks. I didn’t know they had a collection of SP track maps and structures. Thank you so much for that info. We will contact them, I didn’t know they changed their name from the Orange Empire Railway Museum.
The roadbed right up to the Raymond Museum is still quite intact and visible. Once you pass the museum, it was all bulldozed in the 1940s so they could race horses in that area. But, we have a really good idea now where things were. We already knew where the turntable was located. It isn’t exactly where everyone thinks it was.
Last weekend we surveyed and located all the track from the caboose to the depot location. We know where the turntable lead and switch were located, we located the switch for the Sleeper car track, located the sleeper car track, and several structures. The ground was extremely dry and hard, so our stakes probably won’t stand in the wind. But we have a great start and will continue once we have permission from all the property owners.
Thank you, everyone, for your interest in our project, and for your contributions. Feel free to stop by and visit if you see us working out there. We’re the guys in red shirts.
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