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=== Land and Property  ===
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Migration ====
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at  (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [ Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [ Carson Sink] to pick up the [ Carson River] near [,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [ Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [,_California Pollock Pines], [,_California Placerville], and [ Sutter's Fort, California]
::*'''''Sonora Road''''' 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to [ Sonora Pass] and then down to [,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [,_California Sonora, California]
=== Military History and Records  ===
=== Military History and Records  ===

Revision as of 21:12, 5 August 2011

United States > California > Mono County


County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Mono County, California

Parent County

24 April 1861: Mono County was created from Siskiyou County. County seat: Bridgeport [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Indian Reservations

The Benton Paiute Indian Reservation is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Church History and Records

Court Records


Land and Property



Early migration routes to and from Mono County, California for emigrant settlers included:[2][3]

Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

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  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 5 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 5 August 2012).