Legend of Deadman

Legend of Deadman (HM3M0)

Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Mono County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 44.992', W 118° 59.013'

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In 1861 the burned and headless body of Robert Hume, a prospector, was found in a shallow grave not far from this site. Later, the head was located in a nearby stream (now known as Deadman Creek). Hume was last seen alive with his partner, Farnsworth, searching for the fabled Lost Cement Mine. When next seen, Farnsworth was asked about his partner, to which he told a story of a surprise indian attack and barely escaping with his life. A subsequent investigation proved this to be untrue. Unfortunately, before an arrest warrant could be issued, Farnsworth disappeared.

However, the legend did not end there. A few years later, the remains of two nameless prospectors were found near the bottom of what is now Deadmans Pass. Then, in December 1879, William Haines a postal worker, was reported missing during a severe winter storm while transporting mail between Mammoth City and Kings Ranch. His body and mailbags were later recovered near the bottom of what is now -Deadman Summit. Thus, ensuring this section of Mono County would forever be linked with "Deadman".

Dedicated September 11, 2004
Bodie Chapter No. 64
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHM3M0
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByBodie Chapter No. 64, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 325250 N 4179915
Decimal Degrees37.74986667, -118.98355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.992', W 118° 59.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 59.52" N, 118° 59' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51-71 US-395, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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