Legend of June Lake Slot Machines

Legend of June Lake Slot Machines (HMP51)

Location: June Lake, CA 93529 Mono County
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N 37° 47.95', W 119° 3.819'

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During the 1930's in central Mono County, demand for gaming entertainment skyrocketed with the influx of hundreds of employees working on the Mono Basin Project. To accommodate the workers, many local bars and cafes installed slot machines. Although illegal, there use in Mono County thrived for many years. Unfortunately, upon completion of the aqueduct in 1941 and transfer of all workers, demand for this activity diminished. Within a few years most slot machines were voluntarily removed. It was rumored that the last slot machines were hastily dumped into June Lake in the middle of the night by local merchants in response to an imminent raid by the State Revenue Agents, however, the legend of the slot machines did not end there. Over the years, numerous attempts to locate them by special cold water dive teams failed. Although no one has inserted a coin into one and pulled the handle, many people still gamble on hitting the jackpot and finding those "one armed bandits" at the bottom of June Lake, forever lost? Time will tell.
HM NumberHMP51
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByBodie Chapter 64, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 318314 N 4185538
Decimal Degrees37.79916667, -119.06365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.95', W 119° 3.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 57.00" N, 119° 3' 49.14" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2552-2708 N Shore Dr, June Lake CA 93529, US
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