Historic Knight Wheel

Historic Knight Wheel (HMRZ)

Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Mono County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.901', W 118° 58.46'

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Originally hauled by mule teams from Mojave to Mill City in 1878 this Knight Wheel powered Mammoth Mining Company's 20 stamp mill for processing gold ore until 1895, when it was relocated to Mammoth City.

This high pressure, low volume wheel was ultimately moved to it's present location in 1902 and converted to an electric generating plant for the Wildasinn Hotel nearby. In the 1920's, it also supplied electricity to Charlie Summer's Mammoth Camp.

The adjacent structure housed the generator and is the oldest known building in Mammoth. The log cabin just north was also built in the early 1900's.
Placed BySouthern Mono Historical Society / Dempsey Construction Company
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 325786 N 4166783
Decimal Degrees37.63168333, -118.97433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.901', W 118° 58.46'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 54.06" N, 118° 58' 27.60" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1254 Old Mammoth Trail, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, US
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