The Lost Whiskey of Raymond

The Lost Whiskey of Raymond (HM26PR)

Location: Markleeville, CA 96120 Alpine County
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N 38° 41.661', W 119° 46.978'

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The Raymond Mining District was in operation from 1863 - 1869. It was located roughly four miles north of Silver Mountain and four miles south-west of Markleeville, along Krumm Creek entering Pleasant Valley. Named for R. W. Raymond, who surveyed the area for the U.S. Geological Survey, Raymond City was just a small settlement with houses made up mostly of shakes, bark, and brush. It also boasted a drug store and a saloon.

Legend says that when the town closed, (likely as miners departed for better diggins') the owners of Raymond Saloon hid their liquor bottles and whiskey kegs in a nearby mine tunnel for their eventual return, then caved in the mouth of the tunnel.

For almost 150 years people have searched for the lost whiskey of Raymond. Some never found the town, and some located a few bottles, but no one has ever found the buried treasure. When asked about the whiskey in 1976, pioneer-historian Harry Hawkins commented, "it sure would be aged!"

Dedicated on July 29, 2017 (6022)

By the Snowshoe Thompson Chapter #1827

Of The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHM26PR
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2017
Placed BySnowshoe Thompson Chapter #1827 of Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 257963 N 4286535
Decimal Degrees38.69435000, -119.78296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.661', W 119° 46.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 39.66" N, 119° 46' 58.68" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 135 School St, Markleeville CA 96120, US
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