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Mono Mills
Former settlement
Not much remains of Mono Mills
Not much remains of Mono Mills
Country United States
State California
County Mono County
Elevation 7,356 ft (2,242 m)

Mono Mills (also, Mono) is a ghost town in Mono County, California. It is located 9.5 miles (15 km) east-southeast of Lee Vining, at an elevation of 7356 feet (2242 m). Mono Mills has nearly vanished. Its site is along California State Route 120, 9.1 miles (15 km) east from the junction with U.S. Route 395.

Mono Mills started as a lumber camp that supplied Bodie's mines. The first sawmill was built in 1880. In 1881, a narrow-gauge railroad was built from Mono Mills to Bodie. At its peak, Mono Mills shipped almost 45,000 cords of wood per year.


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