Convict Lake

Convict Lake (HMD3B)

Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Mono County
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N 37° 35.687', W 118° 51.115'

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Convict Lake and Creek are so named as the result of an encounter here September 17, 1871, between Robert Morrison, Benton Merchant and member of a posse of citizens, and three convicts who had escaped from the Carson City, Nevada, State Penitentiary. Morrison encountered the convicts on present Convict Creek, then known as Monte Diablo Creek. Morrison was killed and the convicts escaped. Other members of the posse captured the fugitives in Round Valley. They were taken to Bishop where two of the convicts were hanged. The third, a youth of 19, was returned to the Carson Prison. The Indians are said to have called Convict Lake Wit-Sa-Nap.

Dedicated September 21, 1974
Bodie Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Mono County Board of Supervisors
HM NumberHMD3B
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1974
Placed ByBodie Chapter, E Clampus Vitus and Mono County Board of Supervisors
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 5:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 336508 N 4162469
Decimal Degrees37.59478333, -118.85191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.687', W 118° 51.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 41.22" N, 118° 51' 6.90" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Convict Creek, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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