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JORDAN CALIFORNIA
A small settlement that ended in tragedy

Ghost Town
Mono County
Circa Early 1900 to 1911


In the early 1900's a power plant was erected on the east side of Copper Mountain for the purpose of powering the mines high above Lundy. A settlement formed around the power plant consisting mostly of employees and their families. There is not a lot of known history before one dark stormy night in 1911 when a snow slide came crashing down Copper Mountain crushing the settlement and killing all but one resident. A woman survivor by the name of Mason spent the next two nights under several feet of snow before a successful rescue by local ranchers on the Mono Basin including the Dechambeau family of the historic Dechambeau ranch. It was also Louis Winslow Dechambeau who provided the snow shoes to would be rescuers during the rescue effort.

Today's ruins of the settlement include the foundation of the original power plant and a lonely cemetery site containing those who lost their lives in the snow slide.  

 

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Foundation Remains of Original Power Plant

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Small Cemetery contains those who perished

 

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